It's a delicious twist on the traditional grits. These Grilled Cheesy Grit Cakes will satisfy you on any cold morning.

Grilled Cheesy Grit Cakes [Vegan]

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  • 4 cups hot cooked instant grits
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (or 1 tbsp chopped fresh garlic)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped, or 1 tsp. dry thyme
  • 1 tsp salt (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients and stir well.
  2. Spray an 8″ square brownie pan with a little oil.
  3. Pour grit mixture into pan and smooth the top. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight to let it set until completely cool.
  4. Turn the form out onto a cutting board and cut into four squares.
  5. Lightly spray grill and cook until you see grill marks on each side (about 3 minutes). Do not move the cakes around and allow plenty of space between them on the grill.
  6. Cut each square diagonally into triangles. Serve hot.


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