I have enjoyed green banana porridge as a child, the unique flavor is nothing like ripe banana but it is incredibly delicious. 

The flavor is sweet, creamy with a blend of spices, vanilla extract. Perfect breakfast treat.

If you have never cooked with green bananas, you really need to try this recipe. It is a healthy and hearty breakfast treat. Other Jamaican breakfast recipes to try,  Bammy, Instant Pot Cornmeal Porridge, Banana Oatmeal.  

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 a resistant starch that 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, or Coconut Condensed Milk.

If you prefer not to use nutmeg and allspice replace it 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 the banana porridge from turning lumpy.
  3. Bring the 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 Is:

  • creamy
  • gluten-free
  • It’s satisfying
  • It’s flavorful
Banana Porridge

Other Jamaican Breakfast Recipes You Should Try:

Green Banana Recipes To Prepare

  1. Boiled Green Bananas
  2. Green Banana Rundown
  3. Green Banana Dumplings
  4. Pickled Green Banana Salad

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 290 kcal / 1212 kJ
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 40 g

Cook Time

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

Ingredients

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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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.