Nasaump Cornmeal Porridge

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: StoveTop
  • Cuisine: American


Nasaump is a Wampanoag recipe for cornmeal porridge. Cooked with fresh berries, nuts, and seeds and sweetened with maple syrup, this recipe is a mix between oatmeal and grits. Hearty and filling, this porridge recipe is a fun historical recipe the whole family can enjoy.



1.5 cups cornmeal, either yellow or white (or both!)

1 cup berries – strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or a combination of all

1/2 cup chopped nuts and seeds – any combination of walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds

1/4 cup maple syrup

3 cups water


In a medium sized pot, mix the cornmeal with just enough water to form a paste.

Add in 1 cup of water and mix thoroughly.

Add in 1/2 cup berries.

Heat over medium heat to simmering and cook, stirring continuously, for 10 minutes, or until the desired consistency has been reached. Continue adding more water as you see fit – its more art that science here!

Divide into bowls and top with remaining berries, nuts and seeds, and a generous drizzle of maple syrup.


Keywords: Nasaump Recipe, Native American Recipe, Cornmeal Recipe