“When I was little, my grandma used to make this Banana Compote for me when I had a sore throat – it’s real comfort food. And, I love the versatility; you can serve it warm with ice cream or cold with cheese. Every Brazilian family has their own variation of this recipe; this is my family’s!” – Patricia
“I love a simple method, and this one is super easy with only three ingredients. I always have overripe bananas, so this is on repeat in my household!” – Emily
Banana Compote Recipe
By Emily Atkinson (British) and Patricia Decourt (Brazilian), recipe content creators, @foodjourneysg
Ingredients for patties
- 6 very ripe bananas
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Cut the bananas into round slices.
- Place the banana slices in a pot, cover with sugar and submerge the cinnamon sticks into the bananas.
- Cook on the stovetop on low heat (with the lid on) for around one hour.
Note: “The heat and sugar will help the banana to release its juice. Trust the process and don’t touch the bananas until it reaches the right consistency; it should be soft to the point that when you mash it, it becomes a puree.”
Like this? Read more in our Wine & Dine section:
Best Sunday brunch places
Our favourite family-friendly restaurants