Ma’soob is a traditional dish famous in the Western and Southern side of Saudi Arabia. The main ingredients in it are wheat and bananas. It can be made in many different ways, some people add dates to it, cheese, or qeshtah (Arabian cream cheese).


This recipe is perfect to make when you have a lot of leftover bananas or pita bread. It’s easy to make and a quick dish to enjoy with your family.



  • Whole wheat pita bread

  • Ripe bananas. The riper the better

  • Dates - optional

  • Date molasses - optional

  • Coconut butter - optional

  • Vegan qeshtah (Arabian cream) - optional

*I didn’t add the quantities because when it comes to traditional Saudi recipes, that’s how it’s done. You just eyeball things. What I can say is that the more bananas you add, the mushier and sweeter it will be. So go with your gut.


  1. Tear the bread apart to small pieces or blend it really quickly in a food processor until you have small bits and pieces of bread.

  2. Heat a saucepan on medium heat.

  3. Add the coconut butter if using, then toast the bread until desired toastiness.

  4. Turn off the heat.

  5. Mash the bananas then add them to the bread with the pitted dates.

  6. Mix every together, add the date molasses if desired and the qeshtah (cream).

  7. Enjoy!