Buttermilk Grits with Pear-Granola Recipe
Put a tasty spin on classic buttermilk grits with a sweet pear-granola topping with cinnamon and brown sugar sprinkled on top. If you like sweet over savory at breakfast, this is a great option that isn’t too incredibly sweet. Buttermilk adds a subtle, creamy tang to these stone-ground grits. These grits were inspired by the extraordinary artisan grits made by Jim Barkley’s mill, Barkley’s Mill, in North Carolina. For his stone-ground grits, Barkley uses vintage gristmills that were refurbished and placed in a pristine millhouse at Barkley’s Mill, and the beauty of these old machines is more than stone-deep. Grinding between the vertical stones of the gristmills keeps the corn from overheating during the milling process, protecting the integrity of the whole grain. The freshly ground grits are scooped by hand into cloth sacks, tied closed, and chilled. Those who appreciate corn grits know that this specially crafted flavor is worth every penny! Grits go well with just about any Southern meal, at any time of day, on any holiday, or with any dish. Shrimp and grits, grits casserole, and grit cakes are some of our favorites; but it’s hard to beat just some grits in a bowl, seasoned just right.