Breakfast/ Porridge

Labouyi Banann (Plantain Porridge)

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!

Watch me make Labouyi Banann here:

Labouyi Banann (Plantain Porridge)

Print Recipe
Serves: 3-4 Cooking Time: 15-20


  • 1 large plantain, chopped into cubes
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 (12oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup white or brown sugar
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon butter



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!

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