Recipes from Aruba: Banana Na Binja (Plantains)

Recipes from Aruba

Banana Na Binja

Country: Aruba
Course: Dessert
Makes: 2 to 4 servings


  • 2 very ripe plantains
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons port wine
  • 1 dash cinnamon


  1. Peel the plantains and slice them in two lengthwise.
  2. Mix the sugar, water, port and cinnamon together and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter over medium heat and saute the plantains until they turn a golden color. Flip them over.
  4. Pour the port mixture over the plantains and bring to a boil, then cook until the liquid reduces down to a syrup. Serve hot.