Minatamis na Saging

Minatamis na Saging
Minatamis na Saging is a traditional simple merienda that I have enjoyed during my childhood when hamburgers, spaghetti or fried chicken was for the well off. Saba was always available in our backyard back then in the province. Today once in a while I have been cooking minatamis na saging for the kids. This was cooked when I made a post on Razon’s halo-halo together with my post on leche flan a few days back. The bananas are slowly simmered for about 30 minutes to achieve a rubbery gelatinous texture. It is best serve chilled and sometimes with milk.


Minatamis na Saging - Saba

12 pcs. ripe banana, saba variety, peeled
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla essence

Cooking procedure:

Arrange peeled banana in a sauce pan. Add sugar and fill with water till it fully covers the bananas. Bring to a boil and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the bananas are cooked and the syrup is reduced to half. Add vanilla essence during the final 3-5 minutes of cooking. Let cool and chill in the refrigerator before serving.


  1. tsalap, tsalap..one of the best desserts I always prefer to eat. Can you also feature how to cool "laing?"...and the popular dish from up north the pinekpekang manok? Thanks and happy blogging.

  2. hello...nice blogs here...to add more flavor to the "minatamis":
    put gata with the brown sugar til a little sticky and then put the ripe banana into the mixture. make sure that d banana is cooked.yummy!

  3. thanks biena, your valued tip appreciated.

  4. Hi jena isles, I do have a post about laing please check the recipe index.

  5. another version I want to share with you. Roll saba in flour and deep fry.
    make a brown sugar caramelized syrup and pour over fried banana, top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!!!

  6. Hi Anonymous, thanks for sharing. Need to try it in the future.

  7. This is really good & healthy too. I had some leftover plantains and did not know what to do with them. This was the quickest, most delicious, healthiest recipe I found. Thanks!

  8. Wow nice write up about minatamis na saging, baka may idea kayo if pwede gawing minatamis ang kalatan or other varieties aside from saba, including the cooking procedure please my email ad is forestarnel@yahoo.co.uk


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