Instant Pot Cornmeal Porridge

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

Instant Pot Cornmeal Porridge

Looking for a delicious breakfast treat? Then try this authentic Jamaican cornmeal porridge.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Cornmeal Porridge
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 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
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1 thought on “Instant Pot Cornmeal Porridge

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

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