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Banana Porridge

Banana Porridge is a Jamaican breakfast favorite, made with green bananas, flavorful coconut milk, and spices. It is, vegan, gluten-free, kid-friendly, easy to prepare and quite delicious!

Banana Porridge
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Green Banana Porridge

Living here in Northern Florida is challenging but not impossible to grow your own green bananas, Fortunately, a friend from Southern Florida gave my husband some homegrown green bananas for which I was elated.

Needless to say, I boiled some for dinner that same day and served it with ackee, callaloo, and baked plantains and saved the remainder to make this Jamaican banana porridge.

Facts About Green Bananas

Green or unripe bananas contain about 70% starch, most of this starch is resistant starch which is not digested in the small intestines and is classified as dietary fiber.

Green bananas are also high in pectin, both pectin and resistant starch in the unripe banana is great for controlling blood sugar and gut health.

Note: Replace cane sugar with coconut sugar or stevia if diabetic.

You can substitute the coconut milk with other non-dairy milk such as almond, soy, cashew, almond.

If you prefer not to use nutmeg and allspice replace with a milder spice combination of coriander plus cardamom.

Ingredients In My Banana Porridge Recipe:

  • Green bananas
  • Coconut milk
  • Cane sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Spices
  • Salt
  • Water

Green Banana Porridge

How To Make Banana Porridge Jamaican Style:

If you have never had a banana in porridge then this is the recipe you need to try, it is creamy with the taste of tropical spices like vanilla, nutmeg, and allspice.

  1. Peel green bananas and roughly chop. place in a blender along with coconut milk and salt. Process in a high-speed blender until creamy.
  2. Bring water to boil in a large saucepan on medium-high, slowly pour in the banana mixture while whisking constantly to prevent banana porridge from turning lumpy.
  3. Bring porridge to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add sugar, spices, stir and serve!

You'll Love This Banana Porridge Because:

  • It's creamy
  • It's gluten-free
  • It's satisfying
  • It's flavorful

Banana Porridge

Other Jamaican Breakfast Recipes You Should Try:

Recipe adapted from That Girl Cooks Healthy Recipe

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Per portion
Energy:
290 kcal / 1212 kJ
Fat:
14 g
Protein:
2 g
Carbohydrate:
40 g

Ingredients

For: 4 Servings
Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
15 min
Ready in:
25 min

Instructions

  1. Peel green bananas and roughly chop. place in a blender along with coconut milk and salt. Process in a high-speed blender until creamy.

  2. Bring water to boil in a large saucepan on medium-high, slowly pour in the banana mixture while whisking constantly to prevent banana porridge from turning lumpy.

  3. Bring porridge to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes. Add sugar, spices, stir and serve!

Notes

Banana porride in a a bowl

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2 Comments
  1. Sandra
    November 7, 2018

    5.07

    This was so delicious, reminds me of my childhood. Thank you!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 7, 2018

      I’m happy you enjoyed it Sandra, thank you for your feedback.