Brown rice grits with bananas and raisins

I went for a walk with the dog in a light rain this morning then started working with my windows open so I could listen to the rain and suddenly I needed something hot to eat instead of my usual raw fruit.  This is an incredibly quick and wholesome meal that will keep you full for hours.



1 cup brown rice grits

3 cups water

2 bananas

2 heaping teaspoons of coconut palm sugar (or other sweetener)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 vanilla beans sliced open lengthwise

1/4 cup raisins


Bring water to a boil then add cream of rice and vanilla beans.  


Cover and simmer for three minutes.


Slice bananas and sprinkle with cinnamon.    


Add bananas, coconut palm sugar, and raisins to pan.



Stir continuously uncovered for one or two minutes, remove vanilla beans, then serve.  


Plant-based milk may added if desired, although I prefer mine plain.  For variations, other fruits may be added or substituted for the bananas and raisins.


Nutritionally, this meal has:

Calories:   957

Fat:  4.5 grams

Protein:  15.6 grams

Carbohydrate:  194 grams

Fiber:  16.2 grams

Vitamin C:  34%

Vitamin B-6:  40%

Magnesium:  16%

Potassium:  21%

Thiamine:  40%

Iron:  22%

Niacin:  40%

Phosphorus:  40%

Calcium:  2%

As is the case with all meals on this blog, this dish has zero cholesterol so it won’t cause heart disease and clogged arteries.

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