Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Banana Oatmeal Porridge 

Shanika Graham-White

Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Banana Oatmeal Porridge 

This cold weather breakfast is satiating and full of healthy omegas and fiber.

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Serves: 2

Bananas lend natural sweetness to this warming bowl of morning porridge from the Orchids + Sweet Tea: Plant-Forward Recipes with Jamaican Flavor & Southern Charm cookbook. Add your favorite stewed berries or a spoonful of coconut cream for a nourishing addition. 

What you need:

1 cup rolled oats
3 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For topping: 
¼ cup chopped walnuts
1 banana, sliced 
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

What you do:

  1. Into a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat, add oats, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring regularly, until porridge has thickened enough to coat back of a spoon, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add mashed bananas, brown sugar, and vanilla and stir until combined and sugar has fully dissolved, another 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. To serve, divide oatmeal into two bowls. Top with chopped walnuts, sliced banana, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
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