Instant Pot Cornmeal Porridge

Cornmeal Porridge in white bowl

The best way to make cornmeal porridge is by using the Instant Pot.

You can get a perfect and healthy breakfast in only 6 minutes!

Cornmeal Porridge in white bowl

Are you tired of the traditional oatmeal for breakfast? Then, try this healthy and warming cornmeal porridge infused with spices.

Add your favorite toppings on top: Apple sauce, blueberries, yogurt, strawberries and anything you like.

Recipe Video


All you need it water, cornmeal, milk and condensed milk.

We also use vanilla extract, berries, cinnamon and nutmeg for extra taste but you can get a tasty porridge without even if you don't use them.

I don't have a "porridge" button. What should I do?

If you don't have a porridge option, you can press the "manual" or "pressure cook" button and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes.

Then wait for a natural release, open the lid, and add condensed milk.

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Cornmeal Porridge in white bowl

Instant Pot Cornmeal Porridge

Looking for a delicious breakfast treat? Then try this authentic Jamaican cornmeal porridge you can make in only 6 minutes.
4.80 from 5 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Amaranth Porridge, Cornmeal Porridge, Instant Pot Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 4 cups water divided
  • 1 cup fine yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 pimento berries
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk


  • In a bowl, add 1 cup of water and cornmeal and beat until well combined.
  • In the pot of Instant Pot, add cornmeal mixture, remaining water and beat until well combined.
  • Add vanilla extract, pimento berries, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg and stir to combine.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Select “Porridge” and just use the default time of 6 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a natural release.
  • Remove the lid and stir in condensed milk.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 169kcal Carbohydrates: 25g Protein: 5g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 87mg Potassium: 232mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 24g Vitamin A: 206IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 203mg Iron: 1mg



  • If you don't have the porridge option in your pressure cooker, you an use the 'manual" or "pressure cook" button and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes.
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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Cornmeal Porridge

  1. 4 stars
    Your video & printed recipe don’t quite match each other with water amounts, milk & time. Can you please tell me which is the correct version?
    BTW, I love your videos & recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You list “milk” in the recipe, but nowhere in the directions, only sweetened condensed. Where does the milk come in?

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