One of the most popular desserts in the Seychelles is Ladob, a creamy coconut and banana delicacy. And what’s even better? It’s vegan! Check out this super simple and tasty recipe for Ladob!
- 3 large plantains or green bananas
- 1 tsp freshly-grated nutmeg
- 1 vanilla pod, split in half lengthways
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 6 cinnamon leaves (or 4 cinnamon sticks)
- 2 1/2 cups of coconut milk
Peel the bananas (or plantains) and split them in half lengthways.
Now cut each half in half lengthways again.
Arrange the pieces in a large, heavy-based saucepan then add all the spices.
Pour over the coconut milk then bring to a brisk boil.
Cook for 10 minutes then reduce to a simmer and cook, without covering the pan, for about 30 minutes more or until the plantains or bananas are completely tender.
Remove the vanilla pot and cinnamon leaves or sticks.
Divide the mixture between four small bowls and serve. Add in other fruit and nuts if you want to make it a super tropical dessert!