14 May 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Easy but Delicious Steam Banana Parcels Recipe

Lepat pisang. Image from: Hanieliza's cooking
You've heard that the cabbage soup diet can help you drop 7-10 pounds in just 7 days. On the first day you can eat all the cabbage soup and fruits that you want, but no bananas allowed. Banana is excluding in this diet plan because they are full of fructose (fruit sugar) like all fruits, they are also starchy vegetables, which makes them higher than most in carbohydrates. But banana is basically a perfect healthy diet desserts at only 110 calories. 

For all banana lovers, I want to share our traditional banana-based dessert. We called it 'lepat pisang' here which directly translate in English as steam banana parcel. :D

'Lepat pisang' is best served during breakfast or tea.
Ingredients for 'lepat pisang' or steam banana parcels
  • 700 g bananas, peeled and mashed (make sure the banana is really ripe)
  • 150 g wheat flour
  • 100 g grated coconut
  • 100 g sugar 
  • Banana Leaf
Banana leaves is first run under a direct low flame. Image source: kakda.com

  1. Run banana leaf under a direct low flame to make it soft and easier to roll. This also releases it's aroma.
  2. Cut banana leaf 20cm x 20cm squares.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well.
  4. Scoop about 3 tablespoons of the mixture and place it on top of a banana leaf square.
  5. Roll the parcel firmly as if you are making spring rolls. 
  6. Arrange everything in the steamer.
  7. Steam for about 30-45 minutes.
Step by step: How to fold banana leaves for 'lepat pisang'. Image source: shidakarim

If you can't find banana leaves, you can simply use muffin cup or cakes pan. If you have the time to try this recipe at home, I encourage you to come back here and share to me about this simple recipe. What do you think about the taste and the process. It's always great to hear feedback from you.

Your turn now: Share to me what is your favorite banana-based desserts? I'd love to try something new.

Original recipe from Fried Chillies

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  1. That looks yummy! Have you ever substituted the sugar for splenda? I am curious how that would come out.

    1. I never tried splenda.I'd like to try sugar substitute too. But actually if you choose not to use sugar, the taste is still okay because banana is naturally sweet. Thanks for stopping by, Chris.

  2. Please pardon my total disregard for everything that is fabulous with my favorite: bananas...but where my friend did you find/create this fabulous pin it button?

  3. Oh my gosh, I love your pin it button too!! That is very cool? I'm with Joi, inquiring minds want to know!! And your recipe looks great! I'd also like to know if I could sub sugar...I'm being nosy here reading the comments! :) Hope you had a great day today!

  4. Hi Joi, Michelle...Glad you notice my pin it button. I hope you have pin one of my photos here. :D
    I create the pin it button myself using photoscape. But to make the button appears when you hover any image i use the code from bloggersentral.com. http://www.bloggersentral.com/2012/11/pinterest-pin-it-button-on-image-hover.html

  5. That looks so yummy! Bananas are the perfect workout food, too. I usually eat a half a banana before I go run in the morning. My favorite banana dessert would be Banana's Foster. I am going to have to try this recipe, though. Thanks for sharing!

  6. oh my gosh, this looks absolutely yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am going to try this out :)


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