How to Make Banana Pastillas

Materials needed:

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

Utensils needed:

  • Rolling pin
  • frying pan
  • chopping or kneading board
  • spatula
  • kitchen knife
  • wax paper


  1. Prepare the mashed bananas as follows: Boil the ripe bananas (saba or Cavendish). Peel and slice into 3 cm. thick.
  2. Grind the sliced bananas until it is mashed, add the sugar and cook over slow fire. 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.
  3. Transfer the mixture over a kneading board covered with wax paper. Sprinkle small amounts of sugar over the wax paper. Spread the mashed mixture using a rolling pin until it is 1 inch thick.
  4. Spread butter and small amounts of sugar over the mixture.
  5. Make slices of about 4 x 1 cm. Cool and wrap individually.


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