French Polynesia’s Traditional Tahiti Banana Poe

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French Polynesia's Traditional Tahiti Banana Poe is a sweet, pudding-like confection made from bananas, cornstarch, sugar, flavored by vanilla and served with full fat coconut cream.
Tahiti became a part of France in 1880 but Tahitians were legally authorized to be French citizens in 1946 and though French is the official language, their regional language, Reo Tahiti is widely spoken.
Coming back to French Polynesia's Traditional Tahiti Banana Poe, this is a very simple recipe but insanely delicious . This dessert is also served in Tahiti during the feast.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Served AsBreakfast, Snacks
Recipe Taste Sweet
Servings 2


  • 3 bananas large ripe, for 2 cups banana puree
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream full fat
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar for garnishing
  • Butter for greasing the loaf pan


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a loaf pan( regular size : 8.5'' X 4.5" X 2.75" ) with parchment paper or grease it with butter. Keep it aside.
  • Peel the bananas and slice it into small pieces. Puree the banana slices in stand in mixer at low pulse. Transfer it into a medium size mixing bowl.
  • Shift the cornstarch and add into the banana puree. Add sugar and vanilla. You may adjust the sugar as per your taste.
  • Mix well by a spatula till all the ingredients are blended together into a smooth mixture.
  • Pour the banana poe batter into the prepared baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until the poe is set.
  • When the banana poe is done, take it out from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature. Refrigerate it for 2-3 hours.
  • Unmold the banana Poe and cut it into cubes. Serve it in a bowl and pour coconut cream over it.
  • Sprinkle a little brown sugar over it. The authentic Tahitian dessert is ready.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 718 kcal | Carbohydrates: 151 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1 g | Sodium: 50 mg | Potassium: 677 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 100 g | Vitamin A: 113 IU | Vitamin C: 15 mg | Calcium: 34 mg | Iron: 1 mg

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