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Jamaican plantain porridge

Jamaican plantain porridge recipe

How to make this healthy Jamaican plantain porridge for breakfast. Vegan friendly, gluten-free and tastes delicious.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword gluten-free, Jamaican plantain porridge recipe, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 210kcal
Author Lesa


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


  • In a blender, add the plantain, grated nutmeg, along with one cup and a half of coconut milk. Blend until 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.
  • Add the rest of the coconut milk
  • As the porridge starts thickening, turn the heat down.
  • Let the porridge cook for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Add the vanilla and sweeten to taste with condensed milk.


  • Use one cup of water if you like your porridge to be thick. I like mine a little runny.
  • Instead of cinnamon stick or leaf, you can also use ground cinnamon. 


Calories: 210kcal