Looking for new healthy ways to spice up your snack time? Check out these yummy banana desserts from the Philippines!
The Philippines is one of the largest suppliers of bananas in many countries. It grows and sells five different types of said fruit. But the most common type used for snacks is the Saba banana.
There are several ways to enjoy the Saba banana type as a snack. Most of them involved covering the fruit in sugar and deep-frying it. If you worry about carbs intake, control the amount of sugar you put in the dish.
Below we summarise the most popular banana desserts in the Philippines. We’re also sharing the effortless ways of preparing each of them:
Deep-fry saba bananas covered in brown sugar. Then put in on sticks in sets of two or three.
These are crunchy, sliced sweetened bananas. To make them slice the bananas into thin and tiny pieces. Cover them in sugar or honey, and deep-fry them.
To make a turon, slice the banana in half lengthwise. Cover it in wraps and sugar, then deep fry it.
Maruya (Banana Fritters)
Maruya is thinly sliced bananas covered with batter. It is also deep-fried and is commonly sprinkled with sugar when served.
Tambo Tambo (aka Bilo Bilo)
Tambo Tambo is an original Filipino dish that is a mixture of banana slices, camote slices, tapioca pearls, and glutinous rice. Filipinos form it into tiny balls with sugar or honey and coconut milk and serve it either hot or cold.
Isn’t it amazing how one fruit can be used to make unique desserts? It only shows how creative Filipinos can be when it comes to creating mouth-watering dishes.
Have you tried any of these banana desserts? Share your experience with us in the comment section below!