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Jamaican Green Banana Porridge (Creamy and Delicious)

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This Jamaican Green banana porridge is a delicious breakfast staple that is delicious and healthy. Creamy, smooth, and flavorful, it’s a recipe your whole family will love.

green banana porridge in white bowl with green banana and nutmeg in background

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Porridge is one of my all-time favorite breakfast items. Most mornings, we would usually have cornmeal porridge or oatmeal, but if we had green bananas in the house, this was the porridge we were making.

Green banana porridge takes a little bit of prep but the results are totally worth it. The porridge is smooth, thick, creamy, and flavored with spiced and sweetened with condensed milk. This delicious and healthy breakfast can’t be beaten!

If you’re a fan of Jamaican food, try my other Jamaican breakfast recipes, like this ackee and saltfish and these Jamaican banana fritters.

How to make Jamaican green banana porridge

Gather your ingredients. This banana porridge uses raw green bananas.

ingredients for jamaican green banana porridge

The skin on a green banana is tough and you will need to peel the green banana by cutting the skin off.

How to remove the peel from a green banana

Peel and cut your green bananas by using a pairing knife. Start by cutting off the stem of the banana. Then, create a slit down the side of the banana and then remove the peel.

collage image of green banana being peeled

Blend the green banana with milk

Once peeled, add green banana, coconut milk, and almond milk to a blender. Blend on medium speed until the mixture is smooth.

Cook the porridge on the stove

Meanwhile, bring water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a boil in a pot.

Add mixture from blender to boiling water and stir until the banana mixture is dissolved in the water. Reduce heat and continue to cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 12 minutes, until the porridge thickens.

green banana porridge boiling in pot

After 12 minutes, stir in vanilla extract, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and allow to cook for an additional 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in condensed milk to taste.

condensed milk being added to pot of green banana porridge

Serve and enjoy.

What are green bananas?

Green bananas are unripe bananas. They are usually firmer and less sweet than ripe bananas. They are typically cooked, usually by boiling, before being eaten. Green bananas are available in most supermarkets in the produce section or in international markets.

Is Green banana porridge healthy?

Yes! Green bananas contain a good amount of dietary fiber and are a good source of potassium. These are important for keeping the digestive system healthy and preventing constipation. They also contain vitamins and minerals that can help boost the immune system, improve heart health, and increase energy levels.

spoon lifting porridge out of bowl

Notes on Green banana porridge

  • To make this recipe vegan, sub the condensed milk with vegan condensed milk.
  • If you find that porridge is too thick and making large bubbles, stir in a little more water.
  • Uses any spices you like to season, like a whole cinnamon stick, pimento berries, or almond essence. Remove any whole spices before serving.
  • Remember to stir the porridge often to prevent lumping.
  • Serve this with your favorite breakfast items, like toast, fruit, and a nice cup of coffee.

I hope you enjoy this Jamaican banana porridge as much as we do.

Looking for other Jamaican recipes? Try these out.

If you made this green banana porridge recipe, I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

green banana porridge in white bowl with green banana and nutmeg in background
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Creamy Jamaican Green Banana Porridge

This Jamaican Green banana porridge is a delicious breakfast staple that is delicious and healthy. Creamy, smooth, and flavorful, it’s a recipe your whole family will love.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword green banana porridge, jamaican green banana porridge
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 355kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 4 green bananas peel removed
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or any milk of your choice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk or to taste

Instructions

  • Add peeled green bananas, coconut milk, and almond milk to a blender. Blend on medium speed until the mixture is smooth.
  • Meanwhile, bring water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a boil in a pot.
  • Add mixture from blender to boiling water and stir until the banana mixture is dissolved in the water. Reduce heat and continue to cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 12 minutes, until the porridge thickens.
  • After 12 minutes, stir in vanlla extract, allspice, innamon, and nutmeg, and vallow to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in condensed milk to taste.

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Notes

  • Peel and cut your green bananas by using a pairing knife. Start by cutting off the stem of the banana. Then, create a slit down the side of the banana and then remove the peel.
  • To make this recipe vegan, sub the condensed milk with vegan condensed milk.
  • If you find that porridge is too thick and making large bubbles, stir in a little more water.
  • Uses any spices you like to season, like a whole cinnamon stick, pimento berries, or almond essence. Remove any whole spices before serving.
  • Remember to stir the porridge often to prevent lumping.

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 693mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 2mg
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