This creamy polenta is topped with sweet dried fruits and warming spices for a hearty breakfast. Make it ahead of time and reheat in the microwave, or transfer it to a baking pan, set it aside until set, then cut into pieces and pan fry in a bit of butter before serving.
- 1 cup dry polenta
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt or to taste
- 1/2 cup currants
- 6 pitted Medjool dates coarsely chopped
- 1 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch grated nutmeg
- 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger grated
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds toasted
Bring 4 cups water and salt to a boil. Cook polenta according to package directions. When polenta is ready, remove the pan from the heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
Per serving: 330 calories (50 from fat), 6g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 63g carbohydrates (8g dietary fiber, 21g sugar), 7g protein.
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