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Green Banana Porridge (Vegan style)

Kick start your morning with a giant bowl of Jamaican Banana Porridge completely veganized
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 342kcal
Author Charla


  • 3 Green bananas
  • 2 ½ cups of water
  • 2 cups of coconut milk full fat
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon or 2 cinnamon sticks
  • teaspoon of himalayan pink salt
  • cup of condensed coconut milk or sweeten to taste(see post for the recipe link)


  • Wash the green bananas to remove any debris.
  • Cut the tips of each banana and make an incision length ways with a pairing knife. Follow the incision around the banana in a circle so that the peel is removed and discard.
  • Slice the banana into large discs and put in the blender with the water and puree.
  • Once pureed pour the liquidised formula into a large sauce and begin to boil then reduce heat while stirring.
  • Then stir in the coconut milk with the spices, pink salt and vanilla.
  • Finally pour the desired amount of condensed coconut milk and allow to boil reduce to a simmer and stir to avoid any lumps for a further 5 minutes.
  • Serve accordingly.


  • A green plantain or green bananas can be used to make this recipe.
  • If using the blender version make sure to use a high powered blender to lessen the chances of any lumps.
  • I do not recommend using freezing any leftover porridge.
  • Ripe bananas CANNOT replicate this recipe at all.
  • Green banana/plantain can be purchased with any Caribbean/Caribbean/latino market. If you don't live in a country/neighbour with this demographic then you probably won't be able to source any.
  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and consume within 2 days.
  • Make sure the banana/plantain are a HIGH green hue, they should be very bright and off yellow.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 5mg