Spice Plantain Porridge

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Bring a little Caribbean sun to your breakfast bowl

  • 380-400 g peeled green plantains
  • 750 ml water
  • 250 ml coconut cream
  • 1 cinnamon bark
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Condensed milk, to taste
  • Freshly grated nutmeg (about 1/8 tsp or 6 slides on a grater)


  1. Wash, peel and slice plantains into 3 cm slices.
  2. Put the plantain and water in a blender and pulse until chopped fine, then blend to a smooth puree.
  3. Pour it in a pot with cinnamon and turn the stove to low heat. Keep stirring to prevent lumps.
  4. Add salt and stir.
  5. Add coconut cream and stir for about 15 minutes. Add milk and stir.
  6. Add vanilla and nutmeg and stir.
  7. After about 20-25 minutes of total cooking time, turn off heat, add condensed milk according to taste.



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