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Cornmeal Porridge with Hominy Corn

Learn how to make the creamiest cornmeal porridge with pieces of hominy corn.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 421kcal
Author Charla


  • 1 cup cornmeal I used coarse grain
  • ¾ cup hominy corn soaked overnight
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cups coconut milk or almond etc...
  • 2 cinnamon sticks or ½ teaspoon dried cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ teaspoon pink salt
  • condensed milk or sweetener of your choice to taste see recipe pose for link


  • Discard the water that the hominy has been soaking in and set aside.
  • Mix the cornmeal and milk together then set aside.
  • Place a non stick saucepan on medium heat, add the water, cinnamon sticks and simmer until it starts to boil.
  • Once the water heats through, proceed to add the cornmeal/milk mixture continuing to mix non stop until the porridge starts to thicken up (this will take several minutes).
  • Once the porridge has thicken stir in the horminy corn, cover the saucepan slightly leaving a small gap.
  • Simmer on low heat stirring occasionally adding a splash of water/ milk or both if the porridge starts to thicken too much and stir.
  • Cook until the hominy is soft. This will take about an hour to achieve.
  • When the porridge is cooked add the nutmeg, vanilla, pink salt and condensed milk/sweetener to taste.


  • In terms of sweetness you may want to use my Vegan Condensed Milk or another sweetner.
  • PLEASE  make sure to use a NON STICK saucepan, very important!!
  • Use whatever texture of cornmeal you want - fine or coarse.
  • If you don't want to use Coconut Milk you can use Almond Milk instead
  • Make sure to heat the liquid up and stir briskly when adding the cornmeal to avoid lumps.
  • It's normal for the cornmeal to thicken up as it cools down/leftover overnight.
  • If the porridge becomes too thick as it cooks simply add some water/ milk or add both if you want it creamy and give it a stir.


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 6mg