Minatamis na Saging

Minatamis na Saging Saba or sweetened banana is a delicious Filipino dessert. One of the easiest Filipino dessert to make that the whole family would love. Minatamis na Saging is a popular dessert in the Philippines. A very sweet and easy recipe using saba or cooking banana, brown sugar, water and vanilla extract.

Some like adding langka or ripe jack fruit to this dessert or even serve it over crushed ice and evaporated milk but me, I prefer it plain saba cooked in brown sugar. 

Minatamis na Saging is also an ingredient when making Saba con Yelo and the classic Halo-Halo. In Ilonggo, we call this dessert Dulce nga Sab-a. Just make sure to use ripe cooking bananas such as saba, burro, plantain or Thai banana.

This recipe uses simple ingredients that you might already have in your pantry so give this Minatamis na Saging recipe a try. Make it and share with family and friends. Save this recipe or Pin It for later use. 

A quick, easy to make and yummy dessert that is also kids friendly! The only cooking involved is simmering the banana with brown sugar and vanilla extract.

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  • 2-3 lbs cooking banana (saba or plantain), sliced into bite pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar (add more if you want it sweeter)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon peel (optional)

  1. Place water in a medium size deep pan and bring into a boil. 
  2. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Add banana and simmer for about 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally until sauce starts to thicken. Taste to see if more brown sugar is needed. Add accordingly.
  4. Add vanilla extract and lemon peel. Stir gently and cook for another minute. 
  5. Transfer in a serving plate and enjoy! 

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