If you haven’t tried cornmeal porridge, I recommend trying it for an authentic version of Jamaican Porridge.
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African American’s eat spiced oatmeal & cream of wheat the same way Jamaican’s eat porridge for a family breakfast. It never fazes me how similar these 2 cultures are despite the water between the too. For Jamaican’s, the most popular version is cornmeal porridge. Besides the cornmeal, I highly suggest preparing a creamy bowl of green banana (or plantain), rice, or even peanut porridge! If prepared properly, these bowls of richness may benefit your health.
Traditionally, Cornmeal porridge is made out of… well, corn. Since corn is used in over 90% of our produce, I decided to swap out the corn and make the nutritious quinoa the main star of this dish. Quinoa has numerous of amazing benefits that could take up this whole page, but I’ll just brush on a few.
If you’re looking for a healthy meal in the morning, then you came to the right post. I decided to use quinoa because it digest fast, has great antioxidants, gluten free, fat free, starch free, and it’s the perfect grain for organs functioning. Quinoa is the go-to if you have diabetes, herbivore, carnivore, or any type of person– It’s just healthy!
Now I tweaked some of the ingredients for healthier alternatives, however it still provides the unique Caribbean flavor you’re looking for. For example, I used Ceylon cinnamon (true cinnamon) instead of US commercial brands. Ceylon cinnamon is stronger and gives the porridge the exact flavor it needs with increased benefits compared to the Cassia type. I also decided to become fancy and create my own homemade coconut milk with homemade, plant-base condensed Just so I’ll know exactly what’s in my meal for sure, but you can substitute for store bought. The vanilla ___________________. I added a little bit, just a tiiinny bit of extra’s to reap the benefits. I hope you enjoy!
- Condensed milk
- Ceylon cinnamon
- Allspice berries
- Pure vanilla or Pure Almond
- southern peaches