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Vegan Grits Recipe (Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

These vegan grits are a creamy delicious and flavorful breakfast recipe made with plant-based butter, fresh herbs, and corn polenta grits. Ready in 15 minutes, these simple grits are a hearty filling morning meal. 

Making grits vegan couldn’t be easier. They’re buttery and tasty, and couldn’t be easier. I love to serve these grits for breakfast with a peachy fruit salad or a fresh green juice in the blender.

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I’ve always loved grits, but wanted to make a healthier plant-based version, and these vegan grits hit the spot! I first had grits when I was in Nashville at the infamous Pancake Pantry, and have loved them ever since.

They are a great savory breakfast recipe, and a wonderful swap if you want to switch up your daily oatmeal or smoothie. These grits are loaded with plant based butter (or olive oil), fresh herbs, red chili flakes, and can made with your favorite milk.

This Vegan Grits Recipe Is

  • Creamy
  • Salty
  • Herby
  • Savory
  • Easy
  • Hearty
  • Vegan & Gluten Free

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Make Corn Grits Vegan for a Healthier Version

This vegan grits recipe is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegan cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family.

I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegan recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless and dairy free meals for your table.

What’s In These Plant Based Grits Recipe?

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  • Corn Meal – I love this fantastic corn polenta meal for these grits. They’re organic and have the perfect texture – and the only ingredient is organic corn. No preservatives or additives.
  • Almond Milk – plain and unsweetened!  The higher the fat content, the creamier the milk will be.  Make sure to check the sodium content of the milk before adding. I used unsweetened Almond Milk for my version of this recipe, which has 0% sodium.. I prefer almond milk, which Silk has a  shelf-stable version that lasts up to a year in the pantry!
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt: I like to use a pink Himalayan Sea Salt in my kitchen, which has more natural minerals than plain processed table salt.  It’s inexpensive, so I’d recommend this salt if you’re looking for an easy way to level up your spice pantry.
  • Vegan Butter – this vegan butter is an excellent substitute to the real deal.
  • Fresh herbs – you can use either chopped parsley or cilantro for a fresh taste in every bite.
  • Red Chili Flakes: for a little heat! I like to add a few shakes to this recipe to give this dish a nice complex depth of flavor.

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How Do I Make Grits Vegan?

  1. In a small pot, bring the almond milk to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and stir the corn meal into the almond milk. Add the salt and vegan butter, and turn the heat to the lowest setting. Cover the pot with a lid, and continue to cook for 5 to 6 minutes until the corn meal has softened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat, and allow the corn meal to sit for 5 minutes covered to thicken.
  3. Serve the grits with an extra pad of vegan butter, and top with fresh herbs and chili flakes.  Enjoy!

 

Easy Plant-Based Grits

This vegan grits recipe is what I call an Easy Morning Meal – which is on your table in under 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those days when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering from a diner!

 

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Creamy Vegan Grits

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These vegan grits are a creamy delicious and flavorful breakfast recipe made with plant-based butter, fresh herbs, and corn polenta grits. Ready in 15 minutes, these simple grits are a hearty filling morning meal.ย 
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 122 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs like chopped parsley or cilantro
  • Pinch chili flakes

Instructions
 

  • In a small pot, bring the almond milk to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and stir the corn meal into the almond milk. Add the salt and vegan butter, and turn the heat to the lowest setting. Cover the pot with a lid, and continue to cook for 5 to 6 minutes until the corn meal has softened, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, and allow the corn meal to sit for 5 minutes covered to thicken.
  • Serve the grits with an extra pad of vegan butter, and top with fresh herbs and chili flakes.ย  Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 837mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 431IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 249mgIron: 2mg
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