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Creamy Corn Grits with Butternut Squash and Bananas

Creamy corn grits with fruits. It is tasty and delicious, has high nutritional value and can fill you with energy for a good productive day.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: International
Keyword: corn grits with banana recipe, how to cook creamy corn grits
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 66kcal


  • 250 g yellow corn grits
  • 200-250 g butternut squash peeled and diced
  • 1.3 l milk
  • 30 g butter
  • 50 g honey
  • 1 banana
  • salt to taste
  • raisins, mint leaves optional (to your taste)


  • Measure out necessary amount of corn grits. Here is a tip for you: if you do not want to spent a lot of time boiling corn grits until tender presoak beforehand. Pour two cups of water into a bowl with grits and let sit for 2-4 hours before boiling. After time passes, rinse through corn grits under running water.
  • Heat the milk in a pot and add soaked corn grits. Let the milk boil again, lower the heat to medium.
  • Now is the time to add diced butternut squash, let it boil in the milk with grits for 20-30 minutes than pure squash with a masher. Add salt to your taste. Do not forget to stir the grits in a pot while cooking.
  • After mashing butternut squash, you can add sliced bananas. Do not get hung up on bananas only. You can use any fruit you like: apples, pears or berries. Let the grits simmer with banana for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove pan from the heat; stir honey and butter in. Let it sit under closed lead for several minutes before serving. You can garnish butternut grits with leaves of mint and raisins.