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Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Holness family recipe for porridge made from cornmeal. This recipe makes enough porridge for one hungry adult or 2 hungry 6-year-olds."
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25 m servings 536
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)


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  1. Combine water, cornmeal, whole milk, coconut milk, white sugar, vanilla extract, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a blender; blend until smooth.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil in a saucepan; whisk occasionally until beginning to thicken, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat when slow bubbles form. Stir frequently until as thick as you like, about 5 minutes. Add raisins.
  3. Remove from heat, cover, and let cool before serving, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You may also blend the cornmeal mixture in a NutriBullet™ or shake well in a sealed container.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 536 calories; 15.2 95.7 7.1 6 1207 Full nutrition

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I love it. I added a review just below here, not adding a photo. So I will try here.

I really like the porridge, especially the texture, but I found it too sweet for my taste. I will go with a little less sugar next time I make it. Otherwise, yummy!

I made it using the ingredients. Tastes great!

Really yummy great when your pregnant. ????

Great recipe! Easy to follow & straightforward. It came out delicious! My husband likes to start his day with porridge and this recipe is my new go-to, very quick & yummy.