Prepare to experience a taste of Jamaica with a delightful twist! Jamaican Peanut Porridge is a comforting and hearty dish that showcases the rich flavors of the island. This creamy porridge is made with roasted peanuts, spices, and a touch of sweetness, creating a warm and satisfying breakfast or snack. Join us as we dive into the world of Jamaican home-cooking and explore the nutty delights of this classic recipe. Get ready to enjoy a taste that’s both wholesome and heartwarming. Jamaican Peanut Porridge is a treat that will keep you coming back for more!
Step by step method
In a pot, pour 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
In a blender, combine raw peanuts, 2 cups of coconut milk, and raw oats. Blend the mixture until it's smooth and well combined.
In the boiling water, add salt, 1 cup of milk, cinnamon sticks, and a touch of vanilla extract. Stir the mixture and allow it to come to a boil.
Once the water has come to a boil, start adding the blended peanut mixture to the pot. Stir continuously with a whisk or wooden spoon to prevent lumps from forming.
Add a dash of nutmeg, whisk it in, and cover the pot. Let the porridge cook on low flame for about 10 minutes. Stir at intervals to prevent the porridge from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
After 10 minutes, remove the porridge from the flame.
Sweeten the porridge with sugar and condensed milk to your desired level of sweetness. Taste and adjust as needed.
Serve your delicious Jamaican Peanut Porridge with your favorite accompaniments.
Tips & variations
Start with raw peanuts to get the best flavor and texture. Roasted peanuts can be used, but raw peanuts are traditional and impart a unique nutty taste.
When adding the peanut mixture to the boiling water and other ingredients, stir continuously with a whisk or wooden spoon to prevent lumps from forming.
Sweeten the porridge with a combination of sugar and condensed milk to your preferred level of sweetness. Taste and adjust until it suits your palate.