Green bananas are used in many ways in Caribbean cooking because they are so versatile. In Jamaican cooking in addition to using them as a vegetable for savoury dishes they’re great to make puddings and as a nutritious breakfast porridge.
Spiced up with delicious cinnamon and vanilla and sweetened with honey this is an utterly delicious way to start the day. I also add a spoon of coconut oil for additional flavour and health benefits. Time 20 mins. Serves 2.
It’s best of the bananas are fully green rather than already beginning to ripen (turning yellow). For the best place to get green bananas head to a Caribbean stall at your local market. Alternatively try Indian/Asian food stores. If there none near year you can try WholeFoods or a natural food store that sells fruit and veg. These may not be as green as you like but they are a good alternative.
How to make 15 sec vid:
Green Banana Porridge
- 2 medium green bananas
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup of almond milk/coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinammon
- Pinch of celtic sea salt
- Lemon/lime juice
- Coconut Oil
Take a sharp knife and top and tail the banana (take the top and bottom off). Then slice the skin lengthways down the banana. You can than more easily remove the skin. Cut into a couple of pieces (3 or 4) and place them in a a bowl of water with a little lime/lemon juice (which prevents them from turning brown).
Mix nut milk with a cup of water.
In a blender mix the nut milk/water with the bananas.
Pour the mixture into a saucepan, add cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir all the ingredients together, stir continuously on a low heat until the porridge begins to thicken (10-15 mins). Add remaining water if you require and continue to stir.
Add vanilla. Serve in a bowl and add a honey/stevia and dessert spoon of coconut oil and mix in.
If you like this porridge why not try the delicious rich Naturally Sweetened Cornmeal Porridge? Or if you love granola take a look at Grand Granola. If you’re trying any of the recipes and loving them, why not share your deliciousness on Instagram #LorraineGardens and @LorraineGardens.