Cornmeal mush is a quick, delicious, and healthy breakfast recipe you can make at home! This is a vegan breakfast recipe that is best when served warm and topped with chopped pitted dates.
I know cornmeal mush doesn’t sound appealing, but this is a delicious, quick & easy dish for breakfast. It tastes a lot like cream of wheat but has more nutritional benefits.
Health benefits of cornmeal
- Did you know cornmeal is a great source of manganese and choline?
- Good news! Eating cornmeal mush is good for your bowel, too!
- Cornmeal is low in sodium and fat, thus, it’s a great alternative breakfast for people who have diabetes or other health conditions.
- Cornmeal is low in cholesterol which is great news. It means you can eat cornmeal mush almost every day!
- Cornmeal contains lots of B vitamins, thiamine, manganese, folate, and selenium.
Tips on How to Make Cornmeal Mush:
- When adding water, make sure to just put enough to cook the cornmeal. But, if you like it to be a little soupy, you can add more of the water 🙂
- Stir almost constantly to avoid clumps
- You can eat this with sliced fresh vegetables and berries, together with the pitted dates as a topping.
- Do you know that you can fry leftover cornmeal mush? Just place in the fridge and the next day, slice it thinly and fry in a pan with oil or vegan butter.
How to Make Cornmeal Mush:
Listed below are all the ingredients you will need:
- pitted dates
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add water, salt, cornmeal in a saucepan, and bring to a boil:
Reduce heat and stir almost constantly (to avoid clumps) for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is thickened to the consistency you like:
Remove from heat and serve hot with dates, strawberries, blueberries, plant-based milk, or maple syrup
Frequently Asked Questions for Cornmeal Mush:
Q: Are polenta and cornmeal mush the same thing?
A: Polenta has a slightly coarse texture which is also made of coarsely ground cornmeal. While cornmeal mush is basically made of finely ground cornmeal.
Q: How long do you simmer the cornmeal mush?
A: Simmer cornmeal for about 10 minutes or until you see that the mush is properly cooked.
Q: What should I do with leftover cornmeal mush?
A: You can keep it in an airtight container and put it in the chiller. Once you need it, warm it up in a microwave.
Q: How many servings does this make?
A: This recipe yields four servings of delicious and vegan cornmeal mush.
More Breakfast Recipes:
- 4 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cup cornmeal
- ½ cup pitted dates chopped
- In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add water, salt, cornmeal in a saucepan, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and stir almost constantly (to avoid clumps) for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is thickened to the consistency you like.
- Remove from heat and serve hot with dates, strawberries, blueberries, plant-based milk, or maple syrup
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