Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 4 mins

They say necessity is the mother of invention.... this recipe is an example of that. I had grits to make for breakfast, but wanted something different this morning, so.. here it is. Tastes sort of like Chocolate Malt-O-Meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine grits and water in a bowl. Microwave on High for approximately 3-4 minutes until it reaches the desired consistency. Or as your quick grits label suggests.
  2. Remove from microwave and stir in cocoa. Add butter and sugar. The butter and sugar measurements are to my taste, but you can add more or less as needed.
Most Helpful

This was a very good recipe, and it tasted just like Malt-O-Meal! I plan giving this to my dad who claims to hate grits but loves Malt-O-Meal.

FunCook April 25, 2016

This was a nice change with a light chocolate taste. I only used one tablespoon of sugar, and it was plenty sweet for me.

Maito March 12, 2013

WOW - what a great breakfast treat! Rich chocolate flavor that surprisingly was not overly sweet. Loved this plain but even better topped with just a little lowfat milk. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

loof May 17, 2012