Minatamis na Saging

Minatamis na Saging is a dessert dish wherein plantains (locally known as “saging na saba”) are sweetened by cooking in a sweet mixture composed of water, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla extract.

This is one of the quick and easy Filipino dessert recipes that we have. Imagine making your own dessert for less than 15 minutes; you can use your extra time in trying our other dessert recipes.

Did you know that this recipe can be used as the base for Saging con Hielo? If in case you are interested to make one, I wrote a tip at the end of this post.

Try this Minatamis na Saging Recipe and let me know what you think.


Minatamis na Saging
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 4
    Cuisine: Filipino Recipe
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
    Total time: 
    • 4 pieces saba banana (saging na saba)
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    1. Heat a cooking pot and pour-in water then let boil.
    2. Add brown sugar and stir until diluted.
    3. Add salt and vanilla extract and mix well.
    4. Put-in the plantains and adjust the heat to medium. Cover the cooking pot and simmer for 8 to 12 minutes or until the liquid thickens.
    5. Turn-off heat and allow the plantains to cool.


    Watch the cooking video:

    Tip: Adding crushed ice and evaporated milk will make you a serving of Saging con Hielo. This is a delicious Filipino Dessert popular during the summer.


    1. anamarie estarez says:

      Hello po. Dito po sa kinalalagyan ko , yun pong plantain variety nila from Jamiaica is bigger and not as tasty as our pinoy variety. I wonder if there are any other kababayan who has tried making mintamis na saba using the kind of plaintain found here in Toronto? And what were the result? I have tried turon from Filipino stores, but not minatamis na saba yet. Thanks

    2. thanks panlasang pinoy, gagwin namin itong recipe for our outing. Godbless! more power…

    3. Mouse Munoz says:

      Add shaved ice and evaporated milk! Mmmmmm…brings me back to my elementary and high school days in Pampanga!

    4. It’s more delicious if you add jackfruit to it.

    5. sweet banana to banana sweet…

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