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Bananas in Coconut Cream Recipe

Bananas in Coconut Cream Recipe

This sublime Vietnamese dessert is intensely delicious–and amazingly simple to make.

Creamy and not too sweet, with all the benefits of bananas, so rich in bone-building phosphorus and calcium, heart-healthy potassium, vitamins A and B6, and the mood-enhancer tryptophan!

Maybe a banana a day will keep the doctor away. Anyhow, this is one great dessert.


6 bananas
2 cups coconut milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Peel the bananas and chop into 2-inch pieces. In a saucepan, heat the coconut milk with the sugar and salt, and cook gently until the sugar has dissolved. Add the banana pieces and cook gently for 5 minutes.

2. Divide the mixture into 6-8 small bowls and serve warm.

Serves 6 to 8.

Read more: Food, All recipes, Desserts

Loosely adapted from a recipe found on AsiaRecipe.

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7:59PM PDT on Mar 9, 2014

Interesting, Teresa W. I eat bananas. I guess that I really live for danger and thrills. Is eating bananas as dangerous as paragliding and skydiving or perhaps mountain climbing? Or swimming in the Amazon River? One can indeed pick up some parasites there.

You said that: "Bananas are dangerous, because they contain tropical parasites. There are other sources of phosphorus and calcium and one should never eat bananas."

Never eat bananas? That would most certainly drive me bananas if I could never enjoy another banana as they are delicious and very healthy. Since it is dark out at the moment I will forgo paragliding and reach for the next most 'dangerous' thing...a banana. Maybe I will up the thrill and danger factor and have two bananas, sprinkled with nuts and some coconut milk.

Should I write my will first?

7:48PM PDT on Mar 9, 2014

Marvellous, as I love both coconut and bananas, so there is nothing like combining the two delicious flavours!

Coconut milk is certainly delightful.

Teresa W states: "Bananas are full of tropical parasites."

I haven't found any 'tropical parasites' in bananas and I've been eating bananas all my life. So far elsewhere you have mentioned 'parasites' being in nuts and some berries, is there any food that these mystery 'parasites' are not in? I certainly hope not chocolate ...or some may end up becoming Breatharian. Bananas are perfectly safe, Teresa W.

2:51PM PST on Feb 28, 2013

You need a little salt to bring out the sweetness sometimes.

8:35PM PST on Dec 28, 2012

Sounds good, apart from the salt.

1:49AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Sounds yum!

7:01AM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

Bananas are full of tropical parasites.

2:47AM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

omnomnomnom :D

4:34PM PDT on Jul 7, 2012

Thank you, I'm going to have that tonight after dinner.

9:47AM PDT on Jul 7, 2012


7:19AM PDT on Jul 7, 2012


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