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3-Ingredient Grilled Bananas (Pisang Bakar)


Traditional Indonesian Snack: 2 Ingredients Grilled Bananas

“Pisang bakar” is a traditional street food in Indonesia. Usually served with a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk and chocolate rice, this sweet and delightful snack definitely wins the heart of many in Indonesia.

This recipe takes no more than 5 minutes to make and uses only 2 ingredients. I usually make these with bananas that are not too sweet and hence would not work great in smoothies or to eat on their own. The charring of the surface creates caramelisation that enhances the sweetness and flavor of the bananas. To substitute the sweetened condensed milk, you can put a drizzle of thick coconut milk to add a creamy factor to this snack.

3 Ingredients Grilled Bananas (Pisang Bakar)


Prep Time: 01 minute
Cook time: 04 minutes
Total time: 05 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
  • 5 Bananas, chopped into discs
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons Thick coconut milk
  • optional Chocolate rice/chocolate shavings


1. Heat coconut oil in a flat pan on low heat. Wait until all the oil is melted and sizzles.
2. Place the banana discs on the pan, making sure none of them are on top of each other and you have space to flip them over.
3. Wait for 2 minutes and check the bananas. The side in contact with the pan should be charred when its ready.
4. Flip all of the bananas and wait for the other side to brown as well.
5. Turn off the heat when both sides are browned. Serve hot with a drizzle of coconut milk and some chocolate rice or chocolate shavings.

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Radhika Bhagchandani

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Radhika is a 22-year-old Indian-Indonesian food enthusiast. She loves to read, bake and enjoy the little moments in life. She has unstoppable enthusiasm for imagining and creating delicious vegetarian and vegan food. If you see her quiet, she's probably thinking about food. Reach Radhika on Instagram @radzbites.
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