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Jamaican Porridge

Jamaican Porridge

Start your day with something warm in your tummy! The combination of coconut milk, cinnamon and nutmeg make this Jamaican Porridge the perfect way to start your day!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamacian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 402kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


  • 1/2 Cup Yellow cornmeal
  • 2 Cup Water
  • 1/4 teasoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Canned coconut milk
  • 1 tespoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teasoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 4 Tablespoons Maple syrup ,Add more or less as you like, honey or agave for sweetening
  • Fruit for topping I used fresh mango and some shredded coconut ,optional


  • Place water, cornmeal and salt in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Mix in coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. Cook for about 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in maple syrup or other sweetener to taste.
  • Serve with fresh fruit on top.


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2.2mg