One of my favorite Filipino snacks is this Minatamis na Saging (sweetened Banana) or as other Filipinos would call it “Banana Cream”. Bananas are one of the major fruit crops in the Philippines. They are also one of the most exported products of the country. For this recipe, I will be using “Sab a” Bananas, which are primarily a cooking banana. Others would call it “Cardaba” but are most commonly known as “Sab a”. Most Filipinos use this banana for cooking. My mom would put it in a coconut soup dish or use it for a banana cue.
When my family and I went to the Philippines recently, I saw this Minatamis na Saging on the menu at one of the local restaurants and of course, I had to order it. It reminded me that I will have to make some at home. This recipe can’t be any easier with just 4 ingredients!
Minatamis na Saging or Sweetened Banana
- 6 pcs Sab a Banana (sliced diagonally into 2 or 3 depending on how big you want it)
- 1/8 cup Butter
- 1 cup Media Crema (table cream)
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
Microwave banana for 2-3 minutes or If you have a raw Saba Banana, boil it until cooked.
In a saucepan on medium heat, melt butter.
Add table cream and brown sugar with constant stirring until sugar dissolves.
Increase heat to high and bring the cream to boil without stirring.
Add the banana slices and cook it for a minute.
Best consume when serve chill.
Sab a Banana is a popular type of banana in the Philippines that is usually boiled. In the US, I found this pack of boiled Sab a Banan at the Seafood City Filipino Market which is frozen and microwaveable. The other ingredients that I used here are Nestle Cream media crema or the table cream. I found this product at the dollar store but you can also use any table cream or coconut milk.
If you have any question/s for this recipe, just ask away at the comment section below and I’d be glad to get back to you as soon as I can.
Enjoy the sweetness!