These fried bananas have a crispy caramel exterior and are smothered in a smooth honey sauce. Fried to golden brown perfection, they are a simple dessert that everyone will love.
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Why You'll Love This Pan Fried Banana Recipe
Quick and easy. This fried banana recipe is much easier to make than you think. Just mix the sauce, slice the bananas, and cook everything in a skillet. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to make at most.
Great way to use bananas. Not only can you make banana bread and banana cake with bananas, but you can make these sweet fried bananas! So next time you have some lying on the counter, you won't regret using them to make this recipe.
A healthier dessert. These crispy fried bananas are the perfect dessert when you have a sweet tooth but don't want something loaded with sugar. Most of the sugar comes from the natural sugar in the bananas, with a dash of brown sugar and honey to make them addictive.
- Honey- makes the sauce thick. You can also use maple syrup instead.
- Brown sugar- adds a rich caramel flavor to the sauce.
- Cinnamon- a delicious spice that balances out the sweetness.
- Butter- you can use salted butter or unsalted butter.
- Banana- preferably large-size, slightly under-ripe bananas. Make sure to peel and cut them into ¾-inch slices.
How To Make Fried Bananas
Step 1: Make honey mixture. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, water, brown sugar, and cinnamon and set aside.
Step 2: Cook banana slices. Melt butter in a small pan over medium-high heat. Place the banana slices in the pan in a single layer and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side without moving them until a golden crust forms.
Step 3: Serve. Remove the pan from heat and pour honey mixture over the banana slices. Allow the mixture to thicken and cool slightly. Eat these delicious banana fritters alone or serve over ice cream or waffles.
Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- Keep an eye on the banana slices while they're cooking, and if they brown too quickly, reduce the heat to medium.
- Make sure the banana slices are around the same thickness. They need to be ¾ inches thick to ensure they soften while cooking. If they're too thin, they'll get too mushy.
- Leave the slices undisturbed while they're cooking, so they get a crispy crust. That crispiness is what makes them so addictive.
Ways To Serve Fried Bananas
These caramelized bananas are delicious just eaten alone with a fork, but they make so many things even better. You can put them on top of vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of chocolate sauce or caramel sauce, on top of these fluffy pancakes, Bisquick waffles, or cinnamon French toast.
How To Store Fried Bananas
In the fridge: Storing leftovers is as simple as adding them to an airtight container and storing them in the fridge for 4 days.
In the freezer: To keep for longer, put the banana slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let them freeze for 30 minutes until hard. Then transfer them into a freezer bag and store them for up to 3 months.
Reheating: My favorite way to reheat the bananas is in a skillet over medium heat for a minute or so on each side.
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tbsp. butter
- 1 large banana , slightly under-ripened, peeled, cut into ¾-inch slices
- In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, water, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Melt butter in a small pan over medium-high heat. Place banana slices in the pan in a single layer. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side, undisturbed, until a golden crust forms (keep an eye on them and adjust the heat if they brown too quickly.)
- Remove the pan from heat and pour honey mixture over the banana slices. Allow to cool slightly.
- Eat alone or serve over ice cream, pancakes, or waffles.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 3.1gSaturated Fat: 1.9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 25.9gFiber: 1.9gSugar: 18.4gProtein: 0.8g