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Wheat Akasan

Wheat Porridge (Akasan de Ble)

Healthy and great breakfast recipe - Wheat Porridge or Akasan de ble, a warm porridge to keep you warm on cold days.
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Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Beverages, Breakfast
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 6
Calories 1989 kcal


  • 2/3 cup wheat cracked or whole
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp powdered ginger
  • 2 - 3 whole star anise
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk - optional
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, add wheat, water and soak for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Add to a large saucepan with anise, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and bring to a boil over medium to high heat uncovered. Once it starts to boil, reduce to medium heat and cook 15 minutes covered with lid slightly ajar. Once water has almost evaporated, remove from heat. Remove star anise. Add whole milk, and mix to incorporated completely. Add to a blender and puree at high speed until creamy. Strain liquid twice using a strainer and discard residue. Add evaporated milk, coconut milk if using, sugar and vanilla extract. Return to heat and bring to boil. Boil mixture not more than 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and serve hot or cold. Wheat Akasan should be thick, creamy and still drinkable.
  • Note: updated Wheat Akasan recipe from Fine Haitian Cuisine by Mona Cassion Menager.



Calories: 1989kcalCarbohydrates: 228gProtein: 75gFat: 91gSaturated Fat: 58gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 209mgSodium: 879mgPotassium: 3382mgFiber: 11gSugar: 183gVitamin A: 2230IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 2145mgIron: 12mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword breakfast meal, porridge, wheat porridge
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