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Jamaican Green Banana porridge Recipe

Posted by Angie


A bowl of hot steamy green banana porridge to kick start your day. Porridge is a favorite breakfast option for many Jamaicans. Children love it, and it is ideal for babies six-months-old and older. Jamaican hominy porridge, or if you rather creamy rice porridge, or cornmeal porridge


6 fingers green bananas/peeled/cut each banana finger into 4 to 5 pieces

1/2 cup coconut milk

6 tbsp. skimmed milk powder or 1/2 cup Evaporated milk

Salt (taste porridge and add salt)

2 cups water

Sweetened condensed milk (the amount is up to you)

4 cinnamon leaves or 1 cinnamon stick

1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg

1 tsp. vanilla flavouring

1 tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp. water



Put a medium-sized pot with 1 cup water on high heat. Wash add the cinnamon leaves or stick, cover and boil for 2 minutes


In a blender, blender the bananas until smooth. Add the blended banana mixture in the pot. Stir, lower the heat. Simmer the porridge for 10minutes, add the coconut milk and cornstarch. Simmer the porridge for 15 minutes, while stirring every 5 minutes (keep the pot uncovered to avoid spillage)

Jamaican Green Banana porridge Recipe


Mix skimmed milk powder with a small amount of water. Add it to the pot, stir. Sweeten with the sweetened condensed milk, add the salt. Add the vanilla and nutmeg, stir and remove from heat. Serve hot. Serve 3 to 4 persons

Homemade porridge is wholesome. It has three times the amount of nutrients when compared to other packaged cereals, which are sometimes processed and contains a lot of sugar


Childhood favorite; licking skimmed milk powder mixed with sugar.

VIA Angie

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