Easy-Bake Maple Bacon Grits

Ready to take your grits game up a notch? Today we throw them in the oven with this super easy and delicious Baked Maple Bacon Grits recipe!

INGREDIENTS
• 1/2 Cup (4 Ounces) Milk or Milk Substitute
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3/4 Cup (6 Ounces) Water
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A little Salt to Taste
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1 Cup (148g) Grits
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1/2 Cup Sugar-Free Maple Syrup
• 
5 Large Whole Eggs
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3 Large (138g) Egg Whites
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1/2 Cup (56g) Cheddar Cheese
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8 Strips Pre-Cooked Bacon

*Optional Chives*

DIRECTIONS

1. Start your Grits by bringing your Milk, Water, and Salt to a boil

2. Once boiling, add your Grits in, drop your heat to medium, mix everything together, and place the lid on until your liquid has been absorbed— make sure to stir occasionally 

3. In a large bowl mix together your Eggs, Egg Whites, Cheese, and 1/2 of the Bacon broken up

4. Once your Grits are done cooking, stir in your Syrup

5. Add your Grits to the Egg mix and stir everything together evenly

6. Coat a pan generously with non-stick cooking spray and pour your mix in

7. Top the mix with the rest of your Bacon broken up and optional Chives

8. Bake on 350F/176C for 55-60 minutes

Tips: Add in chopped up vegetables, herbs, or spices when you get bored!
When stored in the fridge, this dish should last for up to 4-5 days!

 

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About the Author: Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel, shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive— it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in magazines, on the news, and TV shows are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation”, and is without question the most important habit he follows.
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