How to Make Pastillas de Saging


  • 1 kilo (5 cups) mashed ripe bananas (saba or cavendish)
  • 300 gm (2 – 1/4 cups) sugar
  • Butter or margarine

Utensils needed:

  • Rolling pin
  • Spatula
  • Frying pan
  • Kitchen knife
  • Chopping or kneading board
  • Wax paper


  1. Prepare the mashed bananas as follows: Boil the ripe bananas and peel and slice into 3 cm. thick.
  2. Grind the sliced bananas until it is mashed, add the sugar and cook over slow fire.
  3. Stirring should be done constantly until a clear mixture is obtained with the desired consistency. The mixture should not stick to the sides of the frying pan.
  4. Transfer the mixture over a kneading board covered with wax paper.
  5. Sprinkle small amounts of sugar over the wax paper.
  6. Spread the mashed mixture using a rolling pin until it is 1 inch thick.
  7. Spread butter and small amounts of sugar over the mixture.
  8. Make slices of about 4 x 1 cm.
  9. Cool and wrap individually.


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