• 15 pcs saging na saba
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 500 ml water
  • 2 tbs vanilla
  • 1/4 cup langka (optional)

It’s summertime once again and when the weather’s hot and nasty, all you want to do is eat something refreshing. Today when I went to the market, I thought of buying bananas to make some desserts for my children. I also bought jackfruit or langka as it’s Andrea’s favorite. On my way home, I told myself that I’ll make banana fritters or turon and sweetened banana. I was excited when I arrived.

Immediately, I organized all the stuff I bought. Cleaned the fish and washed all the vegetables. Put them in the fridge and started my way cooking lunch. I made vegetable spring rolls for everyone to eat. Then I cooked the bananas.

The bananas are beautiful and they are just the perfect fit for my dessert. I peeled them off and set them aside while waiting for my sugar to be dissolved. As the sugar in the water continues to boil, I added vanilla, bananas, and langka. Covered the pot and waited till my bananas absorbed all the sweetness from the sugar. After sometime, it’s done and I liked it. It’s yummy and it’s really good.

Here’s how you to cook minatamis na saging:

  1. Boil 500 ml of water in a pot.
  2. Dissolve the brown sugar in the water and bring it to boil.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of vanilla to give a nice aroma to the bananas.
  4. Put the bananas and cover the pot.
  5. Let it simmer until the bananas acquire the color of the sugar.
  6. You may also add langka to the boiling if it’s available in your area.
  7.  Enjoy your sweetened bananas cold.