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Jamaican plantain porridge recipe

Jamaican plantain porridge is one of my favourites porridges so I had to share the recipe.

Jamaican plantain porridge

Have this delicious plantain porridge for breakfast or if you want to be like us Jamaicans, have it any time of the day.

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Green Banana Porridge,

Cornmeal Coconut Milk

Break that routine morning breakfast preparation and have one of Jamaican favourite porridges.

How To Make Plantain Porridge

All you need for this recipe is just a few common ingredients such as green plantain, fresh coconut milk, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and vanilla extract.

green plantain

Step 1. Add peeled green plantain to a blender along with fresh coconut milk and blend until smooth.

The only plantain Jamaicans use the make the porridge is the green ones.

I used fresh coconut milk and I would recommend that you do to, but it you can’t canned ones are find.

If you don’t like coconut milk, you can use any other type of milk.

Step 2. Add a cup and a half of water to a pot with a cinnamon stick or leaf and and a pinch of salt. Put to boil on medium heat.

You can use ground cinnamon but you would add it later.

Step 3. Pour the blended mixture into the boiling water. Stir continuously to prevent the porridge getting lumpy.

If the porridge gets too thick, you may want to add a bit more water or coconut milk.

Step 4. Turn the heat down and let the porridge cook for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Step 5. Add vanilla extract, grated nutmeg (and ground cinnamon if you are using that instead)

Step 6. Sweeten with condensed milk or sugar.

Porridge for breakfast

How Healthy

This plantain porridge is high fibre and a great source of carbohydrate. A bowl of the porridge will keep you feeling full all morning.

You won’t have that craving to munch on any snack before lunch time.

Plantain is also a great source for vitamin C, A and B-6 and is low in fat making this porridge a healthy breakfast choice.

This recipe is gluten free. To make the porridge vegan friendly, use a vegan condensed milk as the sweetener.

What To Serve It With

Plantain porridge is do filling you can serve it on it out.

You can serve the porridge with bread or crackers like us Jamaican do. We would break up the crackers or bread in the porridge.

I prefer crackers, the bread gets to soft for my liken.

Fruits also goes well with plantain porridge, so you can have it with your favourite berry or raisin.

I promise you will love this plantain porridge and it will become one of your favourite Jamaican porridges.

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Jamaican plantain porridge

Jamaican plantain porridge recipe

How to make the healthy Jamaican plaintain porrigde for breakfast. Vegan friendly, gluten-free and taste delicious.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 210 kcal


  • 1 Green plantain Wash, peel and chopped
  • 2 cup Fresh coconut milk
  • 1 Cinnamon stick Or you could use 2 cinnoman leaves
  • ¼ tsp Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ¼ Pinch of Salt
  • cup Water
  • Condensed milk sweeten to taste


  • Put the plantain in a blender with the coconut a milk. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the water to a pot with the cinnamon stick (or leaves) and salt. Put to boil on medium heat.
  • Once the water is boiled, pour the blended mixture into the boiling water. Stir continuously.
  • As the porridge starts thickening, (you may want to add more milk/water if the porridge gets two think) turn the heat down.
  • Let the porridge cook for 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally
  • Add the vanilla and the nutmeg.
  • Sweeten to taste with condensed milk.


You can use ground cinnamon instead of cinnamon stick. If you do, add it when you add the nutmeg. 
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