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sweet plantain porridge recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Sweet Plantain Porridge

You can never go wrong with a creamy, healthy, and smooth bowl of Sweet Plantain Porridge. It is absolutely easy to make and even more enjoyable to consume!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: African, Caribbean
Keyword: easy plantain porridge, healthy plantain porridge, homemade plantain porridge, quick plantain porridge, vegan plantain porridge
Servings: 1
Calories: 5kcal


  • 1 plantain (large)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)


  • Bring water to a boil.
    Add water to a large pot and bring to a boil.
    2 cups water
    plantain porridge - boiling water
  • Prepare the plantain.
    Peel the plantain and slice it into small pieces to cook it faster. You may also remove the seeds if preferred.
    1 plantain
    plantain porridge prep
  • Steam the plantain.
    Place the steaming basket in the pot and distribute the plantains evenly. Let it cook for at least 10 minutes or until tender. Set it aside to cool.
    plantain porridge recipe prep
  • Blend them.
    First, add water, depending on how thick you want it to be. You can use a fresh batch or the one from steamed plantain.
    Then, add the fruits and blend until smooth.
    Incorporate the cinnamon or other seasoning of your choice.
    1 tsp cinnamon
    plantain porridge



  • If you don’t have a steaming basket, pop the plantains in the microwave or boil them instead.
  • Consume it within 2 hours for the best quality.
  • Babies can have this as early as six months of age.


Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.02g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.04g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.2mg