Green Banana Porridge

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Green Banana Porridge

A Jamaican tradition, Green Banana Porridge is made with firm, unripe bananas which are not-very-sweet. However, when incorporated with milk and spices, then simmered to piping perfection, the resulting porridge is deliciously warm, creamy, flavorful, and a very satisfying morning meal. 

Serves 4


  • 5-6 green bananas
  • 2 cups milk (or substitute 1/2 cup coconut milk for richer taste)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder or 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk, or to taste


  1. Peel green bananas, chop each into 3 or 4 large pieces.
  2. Blend the bananas, 1 cup of milk, and 1 cup of water until smooth.
  3. Pour the banana mixture into a pot and place over medium-high heat.
  4. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt until seasonings are well distributed.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and continue stirring for about 15 minutes, until the porridge thickens.
  6. If needed, heat remaining 1 cup of milk and add slowly to pot until you reach your desired consistency
  7. Add vanilla,and sweeten with condensed milk to taste
Adapted from Cook like a Jamaican