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Vanilla & Brown Sugar Breakfast Polenta

A sweet breakfast treat

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 40 minutes
Total 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 299 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3 cups cold water divided
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Put the cornmeal in a small bowl.  Top with 1 cup cold water and stir.  Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan add the remaining 2 cups cold water and 2 cups whole milk.  Bring to a low boil.  Add salt and stir.  Slowly add the cornmeal and water mixture, using a whisk to stir out any possible lumps.
  3. Once all of the cornmeal is added, turn the flame to low and simmer, stirring frequently, until the polenta has thickened.  Depending on the coarseness of your meal, it may take 10-40 minutes.  Once thickened, add sugar and vanilla extract.  Sprinkle cinnamon in if you life.
  4. Place polenta in small bowls and top with milk and a sprinkle of additional brown sugar if you like.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla & Brown Sugar Breakfast Polenta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 504mg22%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Calcium 159mg16%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.