Basic Polenta

This is great for breakfast pan-fried in a little oil and served with maple syrup

Authored by: Polly Pitchford, Full Spectrum Health

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  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes one hour
  • Serves: 4
  • Suitable Diets: Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Free


  • 1 cup high lysine cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 3 cups water or Vegetable Stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil


Preheat oven to 350. In a heavy pot, dissolve the cornmeal in the cold water. Add the salt and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. The cornmeal will thicken as it cooks.When it has thickened, turn heat to medium, cover, and cook for 25 minutes, stirring frequently. Add more water if it becomes too thick to stir. Halfway through cooking time, add oil.Spoon mixture into a lightly oiled pie plate or loaf pan and bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Cool and slice.