Green Banana Porridge

Cornmeal, oatmeal, peanut, banana porridge, it doesn’t matter which one. I love porridge. At home or on the road porridge features heavily on Jamaican breakfast menus. For some a bowl or mug of this sweet, warm, nutritious goodness with a couple slices of buttered hardough bread or a few crackers is all it takes to get through the morning. For others porridge is the starter (a likkle something to clear your stomach) before a hearty mid morning meal. 

Green bananas are used by Caribbean cooks in a variety of ways. Grating them to make porridge is just 1. Making this Jamaican favorite is just as easy as making most other porridge. The hardest past is peeling and grating the green bananas. If you are not a fan of mutilated fingers or if you don’t own a grater a food processor makes a perfect substitute. 

Peeling green bananas is easy work. simply run a knife lengthwise along the spines (the ridges) of the bananas. Then use your fingers to push the skin away from the flesh.
This is the old fashioned way to grate green bananas. If you do not own a grater or you just don’t want to risk your fingers a food processor works just as well. I on the other hand am old-fashioned so I have never owner a food processor. Plus a grater’s quicker and easier to clean
When making green banana porridge mix the grated bananas with flour before adding to the water. this will allow the water to thicken as it begins to boil and the bananas begin to cook. to ensure a lump free porridge, a wooden spoon or a whisk is the perfect companion.
Porridge can be sweetened a variety of ways. You can use any combination of milk and sugar, (condensed, evaporated, coconut, white brown, etc.)

Yields 4

Green Banana Porridge

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 green bananas, peeled and grated
  • ¼ C. flour
  • 2 C. of water
  • ½tsp salt
  • *1 C. milk
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
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Instructions

Add water to saucepan over medium heat. Add salt to water. In a bowl, mix banana with flour. Stir banana mixture into warm water. Continue stirring until mixture thickens and porridge begins to boil. Let porridge boil for about 10 minutes. Stir frequently, while boiling. After 10 minutes stir in milk and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Watch pot carefully because the milk may cause the porridge to boil over. After 5 minutes turn off the stove and stir in remaining ingredients. Serve porridge while hot.

Cuisine: Caribbean | Recipe Type: Porridge

Notes

*1 C. coconut milk for regular milk *½ C. milk for ½ C. condensed milk, omit sugar if using sweetened condensed milk

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Green banana porridge
A steaming hot bowl of Green banana porridge
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