ital cornmeal porridge

Surprisingly Fast and Flavorful Breakfast with Ital Cornmeal Porridge

Ital is vital! Enjoy this heavenly dairy free cornmeal porridge. It’s not only delicious, it’s healthy, filling and cooks in no time!

ital cornmeal porridge
Ital cornmeal porridge made from coconut milk, cornmeal and sweet spices

With temperatures finally dropping, warm comfort foods are becoming popular again with porridge being one of the quickest go to breakfast options.

Cornmeal porridge is a very Caribbean breakfast eaten any day of the week, especially during the fall and winter months.

I remember waking up to the sweet smell of cinnamon and nutmeg and knew cooked cereal was on the stove. Right before school, my mama was famous for hooking us up with a quick pot of porridge.

What makes this dish super flavorful is the cinnamon, ground spices and nutmeg. In addition to the use of brown sugar or my vegan condensed milk and coconut milk, it creates a beautiful mix of creamy perfection.

This version is Ital, which basically means vegan. In this case no dairy is needed whatsoever as it uses Coconut milk and my Vegan Condensed milk recipe mentioned in another post.

Ital cornmeal porridge made from coconut milk, cornmeal and sweet spices
A quick and simply delicious breakfast.

Tips on making Cornmeal Porridge

The Number one rule to making great porridge is to JUST KEEP STIRRING. Many people are left with lumpy porridge because:

  • A: The cornmeal was added to the liquid not the other way around.
  • B: The porridge was not stirred continuously on the stove.

No-one wants lumpy porridge so make sure that pot is watched at all times.

Also when it comes to choosing a cornmeal, finely ground is best. ""” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Amazon.

On the contrary, coarse cornmeal would most likely be very lumpy in texture like grits, which may not be very appealing for this dish in particular.

Can Cornmeal Porridge be reheated?

Yes. I believe anything can, however weather its on the stove or microwave, make sure to keep the consistency smooth, avoiding the lumps from forming, by adding a splash of coconut milk or water.

How to make Ital Cornmeal Porridge

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Enjoy this Fast, Dairy free, Gluten Free Breakfast made from fine Cornmeal, sweet spices and my condensed coconut milk made in under 7 minutes!

ital cornmeal porridge

 

Yields2 Servings
Cook Time7 minsTotal Time7 mins

 1 cup Cornmeal (fine)
 1 cup Water
 ½ cup Coconut milk (half a can)
 Salt
 Nutmeg to taste
 ¼ tsp Ground spice or to taste
 ¼ tsp Cinnamon or to taste
 3 tbsp Condensed Coconut milk (link to recipe in post)

1

Firstly, In a pot mix water and porridge, whisking continuously.

Secondly, Incorporate the coconut milk, the spices and salt to the pot followed by the condensed coconut milk. Keep stirring the porridge.

Lastly, Taste to ensure texture is soft and flavor is to your liking, remove from heat and serve.

This is Traditionally served with water crackers or fried dumplin but also great all on its own.

Ingredients

 1 cup Cornmeal (fine)
 1 cup Water
 ½ cup Coconut milk (half a can)
 Salt
 Nutmeg to taste
 ¼ tsp Ground spice or to taste
 ¼ tsp Cinnamon or to taste
 3 tbsp Condensed Coconut milk (link to recipe in post)

Directions

1

Firstly, In a pot mix water and porridge, whisking continuously.

Secondly, Incorporate the coconut milk, the spices and salt to the pot followed by the condensed coconut milk. Keep stirring the porridge.

Lastly, Taste to ensure texture is soft and flavor is to your liking, remove from heat and serve.

This is Traditionally served with water crackers or fried dumplin but also great all on its own.

Ital Cornmeal Porridge Vegan & GF

I’d love to hear from you!

Comment below and let me know what you think! If you decide to make this dish comment below or tag me on Instagram @myeagereats or hashtag #myeagereats.

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