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Jamaican Oats Porridge

Start your day with this satisfying and heart warming Jamaican Oats Porridge. Delicious super creamy vegan island style oatmeal made with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, a plant based milk of your choice and sweetened with coconut condensed milk.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 204kcal
Author Charla


  • 1 cup Oats (Rolled or Quick) use gluten free if you are sensitive to trace
  • 2 ½ cups plant based milk coconut milk or almond milk
  • ½ cup Water
  • teaspoon Cinnamon
  • teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • teaspoon Pink salt
  • Coconut condensed milk to taste


  • In a medium sized saucepan, add the water and plant based milk then bring to a boil.
  • Once boiled stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and pour the oats into the saucepan while continuously stirring so the oats are evenly combined and doesn't clump.
  • Allow the porridge to cook for 5-7 (rolled oats will take 10-15) minutes and stir frequently to avoid sticking. If the porridge thickens up too much during the given time add a splash of water
  • Finally, pour in your coconut condensed milk and pink salt and sweeten to taste


  • If the porridge thickens once cooled, add a splash of water/milk to restore its original texture
  • Feel free to use whatever plant based milk you prefer. I like rotating between coconut and almond milk.
  • This recipe has a higher milk content but you are more than welcome to use half milk and half water
  • For a creamy consistency I highly recommend using my Coconut Condensed Milk recipe.
  • You can use coconut sugar, agave or maple syrup but the porridge won't be as creamy
  • Use a non sticky saucepan to avoid excess sticking
  • Once the oats are added to the pot, keep on stirring to avoid an uneven consistency.
  • The time the oats take to cook will depend on which ones you are using quick oats take 5 minutes and old fashion oats take 10-15 minutes.
  • If you are using old fashion oats you will most likely need to have 1-2 cups more of milk/water on standby to add if/when the porridge thickens up.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 396mg | Iron: 2mg