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Homemade banana cue on sticks.
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Banana Cue Recipe

Deep-fried saba bananas coated with crisp caramelized sugar. Banana Cue is a timeless Filipino snack that is so easy to make using only 3 ingredients! So next time you crave for this yummy street food- make it yourself instead of buying them!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: brown sugar, saba bananas
Servings: 6
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 12 pieces saba Banana
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups oil


  • Peel the bananas, then set them aside.
    12 pieces saba Banana
  • Heat oil in a deep pan or wok using medium heat
    2 cups oil
  • Once the oil is hot enough, fry the bananas until they turn light brown. Then sprinkle them with brown sugar. Mix until all sides are covered; sprinkle more sugar if needed.
    1 cup brown sugar
  • Once the sugar has melted and turned a dark golden brown, remove them from heat. Skewer 2 bananas per bamboo stick and serve!



Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg