How to Make Yam Porridge?

yam porridge
yam porridge
yam porridge

how to make yam porridge?

Yams are definitely not a warm or glamorous food, but there are actually a few ways to make them that will make them a delicious and filling breakfast option. Porridges and mash are the quickest and easiest ways to prepare them, but they’ll need to be cooked in a water and milk thickener. Luckily, you can find a variety of natural yam grits and porridges online and in the supermarkets. They are also affordable and incredibly filling, as you can use them as an alternative to grain or pasta and use whatever you have in the fridge for garnishes. Here are a few recipes for yam porridges and mash:

There are many recipes to make yam porridge in Ghana. Some prefer to add milk to the mix to thicken. Porridge is served during meals as the primary meal in Ghana. Porridge is made by soaking unprocessed yam in water and cooking it over a wood fire for about 10 minutes.

Yam Porridge Recipe for Calories & Insulin Sensitivity


One litre of cooked yam

1 tablespoon of fermented plantain flour

1 small knob of peeled nutmeg

5 cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon of ginger

½ teaspoon of ground cloves

1 teaspoon of black pepper

2 ounces of tomato juice

¼ cup of coconut oil

1/3 cup of brown sugar

½ cup of brown tea

1 tablespoon of vinegar


Place all ingredients into a food processor and process till smooth. Pour into a wide pan, spread out, add the coconut oil and brown sugar on top and mix until smooth. Add half of the tea and stir. Add the remaining tea, stir and add the vinegar to taste.

Yams porridge

Porridge with quark

Buttered yam porridge

Recipe: Porridge with lemon zest and parmesan

NOTE: The cocoa powder adds an extra nuttiness and slight sweetness to this porridge.

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