Labouyi Banann (Plantain Porridge) is one Haitian dish that I can say I knew how to make at a young age; I’ve been making this goodness since I was about 12 maybe 13 years old. I loved it so much that I watched my mom make it and mimicked her. Several years later, I still love this stuff, it’s a hearty breakfast or evening treat!
This is number 3 for the Labouyi (Porridge) Series. I have more to come soon; Hope you enjoy this series!
On a medium to high flame add 3 cups of water, star anise, cinnamon sticks, lime zest and let that come to a boil. Once boiling, reduce flame and add milk, salt, nutmeg, and sugar. Stir and let simmer while you prepare the plantain.
Add chopped plantain and carrot to blender with 2 cups of water and blend until smooth. Add plantain and carrot puree into sauce pan, let cook for about 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes add butter, vanilla extract and let simmer for another 10 minutes. Serve hot!
Avwan (Oatmeal) is one of my favorite breakfast foods, but not just any oatmeal I love it Haitian style. Mind you, I’ve only had my moms and named it Haitian style based off her recipe. I’m sure people make it different ways but today I’m sharing the way my mom taught me how to make it. I just used regular old fashion rolled oats, I’ve never tried this using quick oats but you can feel free to experiment. This is number 2 for the Labouyi (Porridge) Series, I have more to come soon. Hope you enjoy this series!
Akasan also known as AK100 is a staple breakfast for Haitians. I had this a couple of times for breakfast while I was visiting Haiti back in 2008 and I definitely enjoyed it. I added a lot of water and milk to this and it still came out pretty thick so I suggest you play around with adding milk or water to thin it out if your preference is to take it as a drink instead of a porridge.
This is the corn flour that I used just so you all know what to look for at your grocery store. This is just the one I happened to find, but you will be fine as long as it says Yellow Corn Flour.
So Akasan is number 1 for the Labouyi (Porridge) Series, I have others to come soon. Hope you enjoy this series!
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