Chef Noel Cunningham’s Peanut Porridge Recipe

I personally think peanut porridge is almost every Jamaican first or second favourite porridge if you should ask; going head to head with hominy corn. Most males like it with the idea that it gives stamina (strong back) but as a chef I know it’s a rich source of protein and iron. Many people consider it to be a part of Jamaica’s street eat because it’s popular on the street side at dances, or even on the corner selling. Here is a recipe I’ve tried and love it’s quick, simple and “straight-forward”.

Chef Noel Cunningham Peanut Porridge
Chef Noel Cunningham Peanut Porridge

Time: 45 minutes
serves: 4


  • 2 cups raw peanut
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 5 cups water + more if needed
  • 3 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 cup condense milk or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter ( optional)
Chef Noel Cunningham Peanut Porridge 2
Peanut Porridge


  1. Put peanut to boil in 4 cups of water for 15 minutes, then allow to slightly cool, Pulse on high speed with water in a blender or food processor.
  2. Transfer mixture to a medium pot.
  3. Bring to boil over medium heat. Stirring occasionally.
  4. In the same blender or food processor pulse oatmeal until it becomes powder.
  5. Add to peanut mixture, stir well to combine.
  6. Add more water if mixture gets too thick.
  7. Add vanilla, butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, salt. Stir well. Stir in condensed milk.
  8. Simmer for 10 minutes. And enjoy.