Minatamis na Saging…
Or Sweetened Plantains… It is a popular dessert in the Philippines. It is a very easy recipe but I cannot get the proper sweetness of this dessert. I remember when my Mom and I cooked some Plantains with coconut milk and brown sugar – she had to watch me because I love eating raw Plantains that I’ll almost finish the ones needed in the dish. Haha!
Anyway, when I tried to cook this dessert, it’s always overloading with sweetness. But I found a not-so-sweet recipe.
Minatamis na Saging (Sweetened Plantains)
- 4 pieces plantains (saging na saba)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- In a medium heat, place the saucepan with water. Bring to boil.
- Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Add salt and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- Place the plantains in the pot. Cover and simmer for 8-12 minutes or until the liquid is thick.
- Remove from heat and allow the plantains to cool.
- Transfer to a serving plate.
Source recipe: Minatamis na Saging (Sweetened Plantains) by Panlasang Pinoy
I love Plantains and I love this dessert. There are many dessert or snacks in the Philippines that uses Plantains and we all grew up with these foodies.