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Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Recipe

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Recipe

Cornmeal Porridge is a favorite breakfast meal in Jamaica. It is delicious, creamy and very easy to make. Cornmeal Porridge is typically the first “heavy” food a Jamaican baby is fed when they are being weaned off the bottle.  Jamaicans will typically dip hard dough bread in the porridge while eating it. Some also “break up” the hard dough bread and place it into the hot cornmeal porridge.  Try our Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Recipe.


  • 1 cup fine yellow cornmeal
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • sugar to taste or fat-free condensed milk
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free condensed milk or sugar to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Mix cornmeal in 1 cup water.
  2. Bring the remainder of water and milk to boil and stir in cornmeal and salt.
  3. Cook for about 10-12 mins.
  4. Add nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  5. Sweeten with condensed milk to taste
  6. Serve hot. Ideal for children.
Cornmeal Porridge Recipe

Photo by Jui Menn

Cornmeal Porridge Recipe

Cornmeal Porridge Recipe – Photo by Xavier Murphy

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Winsome Murphy