Hot Bananas in Coconut Milk

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a Chinese dessert that I found to submit for the Zaar World Tour '05... Coconut milk lends a sweet flavor to bananas in this quick and easy recipe. It makes a light dessert for two, or can easily be doubled to serve four people.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel the bananas and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the coconut milk to a boil. Add the sugar and cinnamon, stirring to dissolve.
  3. Add the bananas.
  4. Bring back to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 2 - 4 minutes, until the bananas are tender but not mushy.
  5. Serve hot, sprinkling extra cinnamon on top if desired.


Most Helpful

I made it and found it good. I think of it as comfort food. I also blended a serving so it was more like a pudding and liked that better. The next morning I mixed it with steel cut oats having cooked them with less water. It was a lovely hearty breakfast. Definitely more than 2 servings, IMHO.

Ambervim November 12, 2011

I was craving something sweet and found this recipe. Delicious!! But don't simmer too long or the bananas will get mushy. I also replaced the sugar with maple syrup.

Ms.Gloria April 26, 2012

I liked this, but it wasn't my favorite. My bananas became very mushy within a few seconds...... But, I will make it again with slightly under ripe bananas(: Oh, I used brown sugar, and I really liked that :D Thanks Elmotoo!

VeggieCook98 March 04, 2012

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