Appetizer Recipes

Jamaican Peanut Porridge Recipe

Jamaican Peanut Porridge Recipe

Jamaican Peanut porridge is a delicious breakfast treat. It is a favorite of vegetarians because it is high in protein.  Before it became a mainstream dish it was categorized as “street food”, as it was mainly served by street food vendors in Jamaica. It is now enjoyed by Jamaican tourists and locals alike.


  • 1 cup raw peanut
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp. Flour
  • 1 tbsp Cornmeal
  • ½  Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • ½  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Water as needed (approximately 2 cups)


  • Place the peanuts in a blender and process until it is almost smooth.
  • Remove the peanuts and place in a container.
  • Place 1 cup of water in a pot to boil and add ½ tsp of salt.
  • Place the oatmeal in a blender and process until it becomes power.
  • Combine the flour, cornmeal, peanut, oatmeal in a container.
  • Slow pour water in the container and mix the ingredients to make a liquid paste.
  • Pour the liquid paste into the boiling water.
  • Stir until evenly mixed. (Do not let the flour get lumpy)
  • Cover and cook on medium setting. To prevent the porridge from boiling over, lift the cover and allow steam to escape.
  • After 12 minutes turn the setting to low then add the vanilla extract, nutmeg, sweeten condensed milk and evaporated milk.
  • Stir until evenly mixed. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Turn of the heat and allow the porridge to slightly cool before serving.

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