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Jamaican banana porridge

Making Jamaican banana porridge is very simple and easy. This porridge taste delicious and it makes a great breakfast for both children and adults.

Jamaican banana porridge

This is my favourite porridge yet.

I am not a bit porridge eat but I could have banana porridge every single week.

While I will frown upon other porridges, I would not say not to a bowl of banana porridge.

It taste that good!

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Banana porridge is much like making plantain porridge, which also taste great.

All that you need to make this porridge is green banana, fresh coconut milk, water, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and sugar.

It’s that simple!

How To Make Jamaican Banana Porridge

Step 1. Wash and peel the green banana. Add it to a blender along with fresh coconut milk and blend until smooth.

Step 2. Put a cup of what in a pot with a pin of salt and a cinnamon leaf or stick to boil.

Step 3. Pour the coconut banana blend to the boiling water. Stir continuously.

Step 4. As the porridge thickens, turn the fire down and let the porridge cook for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Step 5. Add nutmeg, vanilla extract and sweeten.

Even though I use coconut milk, banana porridge can also done without it and still taste great.

banana porridge
banana porridge

If you are using coconut I recommend using fresh coconut milk in you cooking but can also use other coconut milk.

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Jamaican banana porridge

Jamaican banana porridge

Learn to make this easy to make and delicious banana porridge. Perfect for you next breakfast
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 120 kcal


  • 3 Green bananas
  • 1 Cup Fresh coconut milk
  • 2 Cinnamon leafs cinnamon stick can be used as well
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • Sugar or condensed milk to sweeten
  • Water


  • Wash and peel the bananas. Cut then into three pieces and bland with the a cup of the coconut milk
  • In a saucepan put the cinnamon leafs in 1 cup of water and put to boil.
  • When the water boiled pour in the banana blend. Stir continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
  • As the porridge thicken, turn the heat down to low and let it cook for about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Stir in the salt, nutmeg and vanilla extract. Sweeten with sugar or condensed milk to your taste.
  • Cook for another 4-5 on low heat.


The coconut milk can be replaced with any other unsweetened milk. If you are using coconut milk try using fresh milk, it taste much better. 
Keyword gluten-free, Jamaican banana porridge

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  1. Charina Henry

    5 stars
    Thank you for sharing. I haven’t made banana porridge for a long time and needed and reminder.

  2. Alecia Kilandi

    5 stars
    love the recipes as i get to give it my kids to learn how to make there heritage dishes.

  3. Khaydean Powell

    that’s very nice to hear. Thanks for sharing

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