Buttermilk Grits Waffles

Buttermilk Grits Waffles on Go Bold With Butter!

Grits are much like the southerners who make them, which means it’s hard to pigeonhole them into any particular category. Some folks like to serve them sweetened with brown sugar, others prefer them savory with sharp cheddar. Our neighbors further south in Louisiana serve them with shrimp on top. I appreciate all of these variants.

I usually serve grits plain with mix-ins on the side so you can choose your own adventure, but my new favorite way to serve them is waffled!

Buttermilk Grits Waffles on Go Bold With Butter!

For those unfamiliar, grits are small broken grains of corn that are boiled on the stove top until thickened. This recipe uses day old leftover plain grits, but 5 minute (quick-cooking) grits can be used instead. The grits are stirred into buttermilk waffle batter and sweetened just a touch with sorghum syrup or molasses.

When the batter is cooked in a waffle maker, it yields a crisp golden exterior with a soft sweet corn-flavored interior. You’ll also get the unmistakable texture of cooked grits with each bite (which, despite the name isn’t gritty at all).

Buttermilk Grits Waffles on Go Bold With Butter!

Whipped cream and fresh berries are always welcome to a grits waffle party!

Buttermilk Grits Waffles on Go Bold With Butter!

Some of my other favorite toppings are vanilla yogurt and pure maple syrup (of course!). 

I developed this recipe for the American Butter Institute, and the recipe lives on their website Go Bold With Butter.

Buttermilk Grits Waffles on Go Bold With Butter!

 

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Rachael @ Rachael's Foodie Life
Rachael @ Rachael's Foodie Life
3 years ago

These sound amazing! I need to hunt down grits in Australia, hopefully I can find them here