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Ducana, sweet potato and coconut dumplings


Sweet potato and coconut dumplings from the Caribbean island of Antigua
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 5
Calories 988 kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • blender
  • Large pot
  • aluminum foil


  • 2 sweet potatoes grated
  • 1 banana mashed
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup nuts chopped
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour


  • Wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Either manually grate them, or put them in a blender or food processor.
  • Mash a banana and add it to a mixing bowl. Add all the other ingredients to the bowl. Mix thoroughly until combined.
  • Spoon mixture onto a sheet of aluminum foil and close. Repeat until all dumpling mix has been used up.
  • Boil a large pot of water and submerge the ducana for 30 to 45 minutes, depending on how big you made them. Take out and enjoy!


Calories: 988kcalCarbohydrates: 160gProtein: 15gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 1623mgPotassium: 862mgFiber: 10gSugar: 62gVitamin A: 7716IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Antigua, coconut, ducana, dumpling, sweet potato
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