Golden Polenta Coconut Porridge


1/2 cup polenta

270ml light coconut milk (any milk will do)

480ml water

1tsp palm sugar (or whatever natural sweetener you prefer)


Place 1/3 coconut milk and top up with water to make 3 cups of liquid in a saucepan.

Make sure the liquid is just at simmering point and gradually pour the polenta.

Allow to boil ever so lightly (you don’t want these massive polenta bombs sploshing on your stove top!) and keep on a very low heat.

Continue to stir the polenta mixture over low heat and once it thickens add the remaining coconut milk.

Continue stirring until the polenta mixture has dissolved and no longer has a grainy texture. You may need to add more water if you prefer a thinner mixture (we love the thick and creamy version.)

That’s it!

Now for the fun part. You can use whatever toppings your heart desires. We love either fresh or frozen berries, shredded coconut, handful of nuts. A drizzle of maple syrup. The world is your oyster.

We kept it completely plain today with grated palm sugar.


  • Source of fibre and protein. Polenta contains both protein and fibre to help a person feel full.
  • Polenta is gluten-free.
  • Rich in complex carbohydrates.
  • Contains vitamin A.
  • Source of carotenoids.
  • Low in fat.
  • Contains essential minerals.
  • Low calorie.

Let me know if you create this childhood classic I enjoyed eating and now making for our kids.

Happy Tuesday!


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