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banana puree

Plantain and Banana Puree

Plantain and Banana Puree (Labouyi Bannann) is sweet, delicious and filling. This is a typical Haitian breakfast.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 372 kcal


  • 1 green plantain peeled and cut into 2.5cm (1" pieces)
  • 1 banana ripe, cut in chunks
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can coconut milk 12 oz or 13.5 oz can
  • 1 can evaporated milk 12 oz can
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 lime rind 1cm (0.5")
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract good brand extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup sugar white or brown
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Peel plantain by removing skin. Cut in slices and set aside. Peel banana, cut in chunks and set aside. In a blender, slowly purée plantain and banana pieces with water until smooth.
  • On low heat in a heavy-duty saucepan, add plantain and banana purée. Once the mixture starts to boil, add evaporated milk, coconut milk, cinnamon sticks, star anise, lime rind, ginger, vanilla extract, sugar and salt if using. Let purée cook for 15 to 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.


Calories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 3gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 34mgPotassium: 627mgFiber: 5gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 539IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword Breakfast, plantains
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