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Peanut Porridge Recipe

Peanut porridge recipe. Creamy, smooth and delicious, Jamaican peanut porridge makes a great start to your day. Raw peanuts, fresh milk and common spices, yummy!

peanut porridge recipe

What Is Peanut Porridge?

Peanut porridge is a Jamaican porridge made from raw peanut, water, milk, aromatic spices and sweeten to taste with condensed milk and or sugar.

This porridge is usually eaten for breakfast. In Jamaica, the porridge often serve at outdoor events and as a street food.

What You Need

Here is what you will need for this peanut porridge recipe!

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  • Raw peanuts: Make sure to use raw peanuts
  • Coconut milk: I use freshly squeezed coconut milk but you can use canned coconut milk. Coconut milk is not a must, you can use cows milk or any plant based milk of your choice.
  • Plain flour (not in the photo): Plain flour helps to thicken the porridge. I sometimes use oats but the flour make the porridge smoother.
  • Sugar and condensed milk: To sweeten the porridge. You can use one or both.
  • Salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla: Essential flavour.

How To Make Peanut Porridge

Minus making your own coconut milk, in just a few steps and your peanut porridge is ready.

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Blend the peanut, flour and the coconut milk together until smooth. When using other milk, I would blend the peanut and flour with water and add the milk later.

Add this blended peanut to boiling water and once the porridge thicken add the spices and sweeten.


Instead of using plain flour like I did here you can use oatmeal. This help to thicken the porridge. Even though oats is healthier the flour makes the porridge smoother.

To make the peanut porridge vegan all you have to do is use a vegan condensed milk as the sweetener.

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peanut porridge recipe

Jamaican Peanut Porridge

Learn how to make peanut porridge with this simple recipe.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: peanut
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Lesa


  • ½ cup Raw peanut
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk
  • ½ Cup Plain Flour
  • ¼ tsp Grated nutmeg
  • 1 Cinnamon stick Or cinnamon leaf or ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Condensed milk


  • Add the peanuts, plain flour, and coconut milk to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Add 1 cup of water to a pot, the salt and cinnamon stick or leaf (if you are using ground cinnamon, add later), bring to a boil on medium heat.
  • Pour in the blended peanut and stir (whisk) continuously until the porridge start thicken.
  • Let the porridge cook for 10 to 15 minutes then add the vanilla and nutmeg
  • Sweeten to taste with the sugar and condensed milk


  • oatmeal can replace the plain flour 


Nutrition Facts
Jamaican Peanut Porridge
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% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. 5 stars
    I made the peanut & oatmeal porridge. I sure do enjoyed it!

  2. Julette Gray

    The real traditional thickener for peanut porridge is grated green plantain. I image that oats would be nice too as a substitute but nothing beats the taste of green plantain in peanut porridge. That is what the street vendors use.

  3. Lady English

    5 stars
    First time making peanut porridge and it’s delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe

  4. 5 stars
    First time cooking peanut porridge and this recipe is great. You made a 16 year old learned how to cook her fav porridge now. Thanks 💕

  5. 5 stars
    I did not know how to make peanut porridge and finding this recipe really help me to make the best peanut porridge.

    Thank you.

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