2009 Backpacker Magazine Essential!

Peanut porridge is a thick beverage served all over Jamaica by street vendors – the ultimate pick-up and go breakfast!

Our version is a high protein, mildly sweet and delicious blend of ground peanuts, oats, coconut and Caribbean spices.

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Jamaican Peanut Porridge
Jamaican Peanut Porridge Nutrition
  Can't stomach another packet of instant oatmeal? Tuck into a yummy bowl of Packit Gourmet's Jamaican Peanut Porridge. It's a creamy breakfast of oats, coconut, ground peanuts and spices.   — Backpacker Magazine Essentials, April 2009  
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2.7 oz
10 oz



  • Cook-In Bag Meal - Just Add Water
    • This meal requires boiling water when cooked in the bag
    • Rehydration time is about 10 minutes
  • Makes one large (10 oz) serving or two small (5 oz) servings


We recommed a Cook-In-Cozy with this meal. We prefer to allow all of our hot meals to rehydrate while snuggled in a Cook-In-Cozy to promote a faster cook time and a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-In-Cozies fold away nicely in your pack for storage and weigh in at only 1.4oz. View Cozy

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  • Author: stephen strayer
    Very filling and warms up your whole body on a cold morning, and you can suck on the cinnamon stick for a midmorning flavor burst
  • Author: Michelle Beck
    I couldn't wait until my trip, so I made up a pouch of this straight away. This is a far cry from a packet of instant oatmeal! Not an overpowering peanut flavor at all, in fact, perfectly blended flavors. Would be nice on a rainy morning. I added a bit of ground cayenne for a kick. However, next time I prep it, I will only add 8 oz of water so it is less soupy while hiking.
  • Author: Kimberly Hewitt
    Looking for something truly different? Of all the things on this site, this is my favorite. served warm its very filling and soooo much better then oatmeal. The mix of spices leaves you smiling
  • Author: James Holcomb
    I love this stuff. It's great on a damp chilly morning, more filling than oatmeal or other hot cereal type breakfast, definitely a unique taste. For me, it's great as it is, no need to add anything. I would sneak up on the water though, as it can be easy to overshoot. Not that it's all that critical, just makes it a bit runny or you have to put it aside for a few more minutes.
  • Author: Jared Brown
    I will say that I added way too much water as it wasn't even close to being filling as others mentioned. The additional water made it an amazing morning drink though and definitely a great way to start the day. I feel like if I added the required amount of water and used this as a meal I'd definitely be left wanting more rather than satisfied. Will definitely buying more in the near future for upcoming backpacking trips.
  • Author: G. Ford
    Very tasty, but second the recommendation from others to start with less water (maybe half what it calls for) and add if necessary. Excellent flavor and I would buy again.
  • Author: Gabino
    By far this is my favorite breakfast. The combinations of unique flavors and richness really hit the spot in the morning with coffee. But the best part is watching a chipmunk enjoy the little cinnamon stick that I discard into the fire ring (I know, my bad). Tip: adding nuts, granola or cereal make this a hardier meal.
  • Author: Jeff
    Just made this dish and it is a great substitute for oatmeal! Very tasty and the hunk of cinnamon is a great addition. Super easy to make. I can see myself taking this on a lot of crisp fall hikes in New England and staying warm after it. Definitely ordering more of these great little meals.
  • Author: Serg
    I was tired of taking oatmeal on my hikes and decided to try a little something different. I tried the Jamaican Porridge, and holy mackerel, it was soooo tasty. It was lightly sweet with a texture that is slightly creamier than oatmeal. Loved the taste of cinnamon in the morning when you are in the middle of nowhere. Gave me the warm, fuzzes! I will definitely be ordering again on my next adventure.

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