For two days now, I’ve been frying bananas for snack, plantain bananas to be exact. It’s one of the fruits that my Little One really likes! There’s still a bunch of it left lying on the kitchen table. This time, I want to cook it differently. I was aiming for “turon” (sweetened banana rolls) but wasn’t in the mood for all the fuss in preparing it. The easiest way I can think of to cook it besides frying, is to just boil it in syrup. And still, my kiddo loves it! He almost ate all the bananas I cooked! Can you believe that?!! Imagine, this recipe is good for 3-5 servings.
- 10 pcs (about 3/4 kg) ripe plantain bananas (saging na saba)
- 2 cups of water
- 2 pandan leaves, tied in a knot
- 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2-3 drops of banana flavoring (optional)
Peel the bananas. Cut into three diagonally. Put in a thick bottom casserole. Add water and pandan leaves. Cover. Place over medium-high fire. Bring to boil. Reduce fire to medium. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Put brown sugar. Mix. Cover again. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until it boils again. Remove from pan. Drizzle with banana flavoring.
Let it cool. Serve.