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Cassava Suman in a bamboo steamer
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Cassava Suman

Cassava Suman made with grated cassava and coconut for the ultimate snack or dessert. This steamed Filipino delicacy is tasty, filling, and gluten-free!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: cassava suman
Servings: 15 Servings
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen grated cassava, thawed and drained or 4 cups freshly grated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk


  • With a damp cloth, gently wipe surfaces of banana leaves to remove any dirt or grit. Over high flames, quickly pass leaves for about 3 to 5 seconds to wilt.
  • In a bowl, combine cassava, sugar, and coconut milk. 
  • Spoon about 2 heaping tablespoons of mixture onto a banana leaf and shape into a log. Fold banana leaf over mixture to enclose and roll tightly into a log. Fold both ends and tie with kitchen twine.
  • Arrange prepared suman in a steamer and steam for about 35 to 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from steamer and allow to slightly cool.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg