My mom made this simple breakfast all the time when I was a kid, and it was one of my favorites! The outside is crispy and buttery, and the inside is creamy and soft. Topped with warm maple syrup, these are better than pancakes any morning of the week! —Loves Food Loves to Eat
Combine 2.5 cups water and salt in a saucepan-boil. Mix polenta with remaining water until water is dissolved, and stir in cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add to boiling water. Stir constantly and reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring, until thickened.
Pour mixture into a loaf pan, and refigerate over night.
In skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Slice polenta in 1/2 inch slices and fry on each side until golden and crispy. Serve with warm maple syrup.