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Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge- No Lumps!

I'm officially an old island lady! After years of detesting all forms of porridge I have finally been finding some comfort in cornmeal. I would blame it on the cold weather we've been having lately, but in all honesty I accidentally bought too much cornmeal. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do about it.

Solution: Cornmeal Porridge!

I found an easy recipe written by Winsome Murphy and I want to share it with you, but before we get into it I want to offer one very important tip. To avoid lumps in your porridge, stir the cornmeal in room temperature water with a fork, BEFORE adding to a pot to cook. Now let's get into it.



  • 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. (Stir continuously)

  4. Add nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla.

  5. Sweeten with condensed milk to taste

  6. Serve hot.


Thanks to and Winsome Murphy for making my mornings a little easier with this homestyle favorite recipe. Try it out too and tell me how it goes.

For more recipes check out the Food & Fitness Category.

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