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Jamaican Corn Meal Porridge

Tired of the same oatmeal for breakfast? Mix it up and try this warming cornmeal porridge instead! Infused with Caribbean spices and coconut milk for a complete warm and comforting breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword cornmeal, porridge, quick and easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 402kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 cups water
  • 2-3 cups coconut milk drinkable carton variety
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg adjust to taste
  • Sweeteners (condensed milk coconut sugar, brown sugar
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk)


  • Add about 2 cups water and 2 cups coconut milk to a heavy large saucepan. Throw in ½ stick cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil.
  • Gradually whisk in the cornmeal, until you have add the whole thing in the pot, a little bit at a time and keep stirring with a wooden spoon to prevent any lumps.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook until the mixture thickens about 15 minutes.
  • Add flavoring vanilla extract, nutmeg and sweetened condensed milk.
  • Adjust consistency with coconut and/or water if desired.
  • Turn off the heat. Serve piping hot with extra nutmeg, sweeteners an


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 4mg