Kick start your day with this high protein, gluten free creamy Jamaican peanut porridge made with coconut milk for that vegan touch
I have another heart warming recipe for you guys to help you through those cold winter days. If you love porridge recipes then you will certainly enjoy some Jamaican peanut porridge – it’s rich, thick and incredibly creamy and packed with flavour too.
What is Jamaican peanut porridge?
A breakfast porridge which is made from peanuts, spices, water, coconut milk and sweetened with condensed coconut milk. Some people like to add oatmeal for thickness and more texture. Jamaican peanut porridge is the big sister to the peanut punch that I made several weeks ago.
Let’s talk about the sweeteners!!
I cannot empathise how ecstatic I am since discovering this ground breaking dairy free condensed milk. Condensed milk is one of, if not the key sweeteners for many Caribbean dishes that call for condensed milk. Since condensed milk is traditionally made with cows milk that was off limits for me.
This super sweet liquid nectar supersedes the flavour of a low GI index sweetener like coconut palm sugar, believe me when I tell you how many times I’ve tried to tweak a Caribbean cuisine with palm sugar and winded up with an epic fail.
After many months of trial and error I’ve managed to make another foolproof Caribbean breakfast delight – vegan and gluten free.
The nutritional benefits of peanut porridge
Jamaicans love their porridge in the morning, it’s overloaded with protein and healthy heart fats. As protein tends to breakdown in the digestive system relatively slow, this creates a fuller feeling for much longer.
The protein and energy levels from the porridge are suitable for someone requiring a large quantity of protein at a given time or a muscle training.
This peanut porridge will melt your heart, literally it’s so flavourful thanks to the equal parts of nutmeg and cinnamon. I promise you won’t be disappointed, but you’ll have to try it to believe me.
Useful ingredients for this recipe are;
Jamaican peanut porridge (Vegan)
- 1 cup of blanched peanuts
- 1/3 cup of condensed coconut milk See above post for recipe
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract or powder
- 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk See above post for recipe
- 1 tsp of nutmeg
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup of water
- 2 tbsp of ground gluten free oats or tapioca flour
- pinch of Himalayan pink salt.
- Blend the peanuts in water on high speed until completely ground.
- Pour the liquid into a saucepan and allow to boil then reduce to low heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring throughout to avoid sticking.
- Once the peanut mixture starts to thicken stir in the vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Continue to stir while finally adding the condensed coconut milk, oats/tapioca flour and the coconut milk.
- When everything has been incorporated, allow to simmer for a further 10-15 minutes. The porridge will thicken completely as it starts to cool down.
- Serve accordingly.