Breakfast Polenta Plate

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I don’t know what the difference is between polenta and grits.  I think it has something to do with the type of corn used to make the meal, but I’m not totally sure about that.  Feel free to offer your two cents if you’re wise to the culinary details.

I’m calling this polenta because it’s on a plate.  Grits = bowl.  Polenta = plate.  Clearly I’m not a chef. 

I prepared it the same way I’d prepare grits, with a 2:1 liquid to grain ratio.  I used half water & half plain almond milk for the liquid portion.  Once they were cooked I plated them like so.

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Next came the fried eggs.  Two to be exact.

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And then, the nutritional yeast and a dash of salt.

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Served alongside iced tea, DHA, and folate.

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Ready to crck the yolks?

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Love it.

Breakfast Polenta Plate

  • 3/4 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup plain almond milk
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • optional: avocado, tomatoes, salsa, etc.

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I ate it with a fork, but used my tongue to lick the plate in the end.  Normal.

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Comments (10)

  1. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats

    I love anything with runny eggs on top! Looks delicious!

  2. Brigid

    Yum! I love polenta for breakfast. The basic difference is that polenta is made from course cornmeal that is just dried corn turned into meal. Grits are made from hominy, which is corn processed with lye before it’s ground. Also, in my opinion, polenta is delicious and grits are not. :)

  3. Katie

    I love that so many of your recipes are for things I always have on hand…so much polenta in my pantry. I can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow. Or maybe dinner tonight.

  4. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

    oh my gosh yum! those runny yolks..perfect!

  5. Jessica

    Out of curiosity, does nutritional yeast have flavor?

  6. Elise (Post author)

    yes. for more info on nutritional yeast please see this post: http://www.hungryhungryhippie.com/wtf-ingredients-nooch/

  7. Jessie

    I’ve never had polenta before, but the recipe sounds fantastic! I may just have to step outta my comfort zone & give it a chance :)

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    Wow I like this one . I want to taste this one.

  9. Alexis @ Hummusapien

    Licking the leftover drippy yolk is a must. I just got cornmeal at whole foods and was looking for ways to use it other than cornbread….totally making this tomorrow morning for breakfast if I can get my butt out of bed early enough.

  10. Lacey

    I’m from the south and I’m a huge grits lover. The difference is that grits are white cornmeal and polenta is yellow cornmeal. Polenta is often coarser than grits as well :)

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