Minatamis na Saging (Sweetened Plantains)

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


  1. In a medium heat, place the saucepan with water. Bring to boil.
  2. Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved.
  3. Add salt and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  4. Place the plantains in the pot. Cover and simmer for 8-12 minutes or until the liquid is thick.
  5. Remove from heat and allow the plantains to cool.
  6. 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.


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