Peanut Porridge

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Ingredients:

  • 95g raw peanuts
  • 150g oatmeal
  • 15ml cornflour Flour
  • 15ml fine Cornmeal
  • 230g Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 230g evaporated milk
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of all spice
  • 2.5ml teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2.5ml Salt
  • Water as needed (900ml to 2000ml depending on thickness preferred)

For milk free version I replaced sweetened condensed milk with coconut milk and used the syrup to sweeten. I replaced the evaporated milk with soya or almond milk. This also makes it the vegan version.

 

Method: 

  • Place the peanuts, cornflour, cornmeal, oatmeal, and both milks and in a blender and process until it is almost smooth. You may need to do this in batches and add a little water to ease the process
  • Place 250ml of water in a pot and bring to the boil with the salt, then turn down the heat.
  • Add the processed mixture to the boiling water and stir vigorously using a whisk.
  • Bring the rest of the water to a boil and add a bit as a time as the mixture thickens till you achieve a consistency you like.
  • Stir until evenly mixed. (Do not let the mixture get lumpy)
  • Cover and cook on low setting, stirring occasionally.
  • After about 12 minutes add the vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice and syrup if using to sweeten.
  • Stir until evenly mixed. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Turn of the heat and allow the porridge to slightly cool before serving, dusted with cinnamon.