“FRIED” HONEY BANANAS

May 15, 2013

To quote a friend: I don’t eat desserts. Except when I do.

Accurate. Perhaps too accurate.

In my never-eat-dessert-unless-it’s-my-birthday (which ps: is today) world, I’ve been eating these for “dessert” every night all week. The only ingredients are banana, honey, olive oil, and cinnamon. All health beneficial and crispy-yummy.¬†They’re amazing by themselves, or give a nice upgrade sprinkled over french toast.

"Fried" Honey Banana from Rachel Schultz

“FRIED” HONEY BANANAS
Serves 1

1 slightly under-ripened banana, sliced
1 tablespoon honey
Cinnamon
Olive oil or coconut oil

Lightly drizzle olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Arrange banana slices in pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.

"Fried" Honey Banana from Rachel Schultz

"Fried" Honey Banana from Rachel Schultz

Meanwhile, whisk together honey and 1 tablespoon of water. Remove pan from heat and pour honey mixture over banana.

"Fried" Honey Banana from Rachel Schultz

Allow to cool and sprinkle with cinnamon.

"Fried" Honey Banana from Rachel Schultz

4.5 from 60 reviews
"fried" honey banana
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Olive oil or coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Lightly drizzle oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Arrange banana slices in pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together honey and 1 tablespoon of water.
  4. Remove pan from heat and pour honey mixture over banana.
  5. Allow to cool and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Adapted from Sarah Chouiery.

Comments

  • Karen

    Fabu! Made them tonight. Doubled the recipe…would make with less water.

  • Sandra

    Delicious. Had this with Greek Yogurt on top. Next time I will toast pecans as well.

  • mike

    Added raisins and walnuts awesome

  • Gail F.

    I have never met a fried banana I didn’t love; am sure these would be no exception. Are some of these commenters expecting banana chips?
    Thanks for this recipe!

  • Trying this tonight! Thanks for the top tip

  • Corinna

    I cook these to put over pancakes! I didn’t have any syrup. I was the best!!!!

  • This looks amazing! Im getting ready to make them right now with the honey! Thanks!

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  • Theresa

    Just did these. Now waiting to cool. They turned out perfectly (picture wise) but they look and smell delicious! Thank you!

  • CYNTHIA

    Just tried these bananas!! So simple but so delicious!!
    My diet is plant based so I used agave nectar instead of honey.
    I used coconut oil. Definitely satisfies a sweet tooth!

  • Melissa

    Best fried bananas I’ve ever made or had! Love them!!! Thanks for the great recipe and blog

  • I just tried these. They tasted nice and sweet, but I wasn’t in love with the consistency. As others mentioned, mine got a little mushy and didn’t brown immediately. However, I noticed you have a gas cooktop, and mine is electric. Perhaps this is part of the problem? My oil was definitely heated through when I added the bananas, but I was actually surprised the recipe stated just medium heat, as I would have expected it to be medium-high. I didn’t change it, however, due to olive oil’s relatively low smoking point and my comparative inexperience in the kitchen.

  • Kittie

    Very good over vanilla ice cream!

  • Erica Edwards

    omg i love this recipe i love fried banannas i would of never thought of that

  • Barbs

    Hi there – I love your blog and your recipes. I’m pretty disappointed however to see a business taking your content and pass it off as their own with no acknowledgement or link to your blog. That’s just low. https://www.facebook.com/wafreshdelivered

  • Jen

    i put them over my steel cut oatmeal with a tablespoon of chopped walnuts and a sprinkle of coconut. Yum! I would love to try plantains!

  • JoAnn

    I used a ripe plantain instead and it came out delicious!

  • Ben

    Put a little lemon juice with the honey water mix and its amazing.

    • Anonymous

      Great tip.tnx! :-)

  • Beth

    I’m not sure what I did wrong, but I did not get the same result. They turned slimy and very gooey. They tasted awful

    • Molly

      I had the same result.. maybe our bananas were too ripe?

      • Shiro

        could be that your bananas were a bit too ripe but also make sure the pan is hot enough before you put them in the pan that should prevent the “melting”

        • jordan

          if you’re putting them in cold oil, the oil will soak into the banana slice. You need to make sure the pan is hot and you hear a sizzle when you start cooking.

  • Cynthia

    Just made these, added a sprinkle of sea salt topped vanilla bean coconut ice cream and wow! Yummy!

  • Hey Rachel,
    I made this dessert for my family last night and it turned out great. It was kind of like fried plantains, but way better. Thanks for posting this!

  • Marcus

    I just made these, it is ok. I guess because I’m dieting this is going good for my sweet tooth. I will definitely make it with the Brandy the next time.

  • Jenny

    they were very tasty! I added a little brandy to the skillet after I took the bananas out and added a couple of bananas back in and I like it that way too! Great recipe- thanks for sharing :) my husband loves them too!

  • Mary

    Can these be given as a gift in ice cream basket? How can they be stored? Thank you

  • Megan

    Yum! Just did this and it was a super quick fix to my sweet tooth. I am dieting right now, and this is a great quick snack to help satisfy my sweet craving.

  • looks great can’t wait to try this

  • LaVega

    Excited to cook this for my 3 yr old for breakfast over crepes, pancake maybe?!

  • Lovely recipe! Thank you so much for sharing!
    I am a big fan of coconut oil and the idea of frying a banana in it made my mouth water!
    Although my banana slices didn`t quite get all nice and brown like yours, they were delicious especially after pouring the honey mixture over it and sprinkling everything with cinnamon.
    Awesome pictures too!
    Marianna (reading you all the way from Northern Italy!)

  • Daniel

    Excellent… but no olive oil, please! Use butter.

    • Brandon

      Are you sure

  • Julianne

    These are amazing over vanilla ice-cream! I threw in an extra dash of cinnamon over top with dollop of whip cream. What a delicious dessert.

  • Tasha

    These were delicious, but I couldn’t get mine to brown up like yours did. I think my medium heat is lower than yours! I’ll have to try them again..and again…

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