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Minatamis na Saging 1

Minatamis na Saging

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Snack, Dessert
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Minatamis na saging if directly translated means sweetened banana, it is a very sweet dessert which is made out of Cardaba banana or locally known as “Saba” that is cooked in brown sugar syrup.



  • 6 medium ripe cardaba/saba banana’s, sliced
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cooked black sago pearls (optional)
  • evaporated milk (optional)


  1. Cook sago pearls according to packet instructions.
  2. Pour a tablespoon of sugar in a saucepan, turn on heat and cook until sugar melts and partly burns (the slightly burnt taste gives an extra flavour but do not burn it too much, it will taste bad).
  3. Pour the water then let it boil. Once boiling add the remaining sugar and salt, let the sugar dissolve in medium heat then simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the bananas then cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until saba is tender but still firm.
  5. Remove from heat, add the sago pearls then place in dessert plate, serve by topping it off with evaporated milk.


  • Serving Size: 311 g
  • Calories: 386 kcal
  • Sugar: 85.67 g
  • Sodium: 218 mg
  • Fat: 0.39 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.132 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: ‭0.124‬
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 98.97 g
  • Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 1.37 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg