May 15, 2013

To quote a friend: I do not eat desserts. Except when I do.

Accurate. Perhaps too accurate.

In my never-eat-dessert-unless-it-is-my-birthday (which ps: is today) world, I have 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 are amazing by themselves, or give a nice upgrade sprinkled over french toast.

"Fried" Honey Banana from Rachel Schultz

Serves 1

1 slightly under-ripened banana, sliced
1 tablespoon honey
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 61 reviews
fried honey banana
Serves: 1
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Olive oil or coconut oil
  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.

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  • Chris

    I made this tonight to put on top of vanilla ice cream, and while it cooked easily enough, I guess I was expecting a different, possibly sweeter flavor. The olive oil and frying seemed to suck the banana taste right out of them, though the honey and cinnamon put some flavor back in. I probably won’t do this one again, though my husband said he loved it. Hard to tell if he’s just being supportive of my cooking effort or truly thought it was great.

    • Anonymous

      Try with coconut oil rather than olive oil

  • Tami

    Loved the flavor, but mine did not turn out crispy at all. Suggestions? I cooked them on med heat, should it have been hotter pan? They were ripe, but not overly so.

  • Karen

    I tried this and enjoyed it. To overcome the not browning part, I cooked them in a cast iron skillet on high with just a bit of coconut oil. I think I put too much honey on them as they were pretty sweet without it. My bananas were just right for me…slightly spotty. I put just a tiny smidge of cinnamon sugar on them cuz I couldn’t find my plain cinnamon. My husband tried them and thought they were ok, but I really liked them. Thanks!

  • lindsay

    I was glad to see the comment below about using slightly green bananas. Mine were perfectly ripe and turned to mush … Tasty, but not NEARLY crispy or as pretty as these :) Next time…

  • christal

    I just made these, and the one bite I tried was super yummy!
    I am counting calories and am trying to lose a good deal of weight, so I decided not to eat the whole batch after I looked up all the calories involved. Broken down it’s:
    1 medium banana: 105
    1 tbsp honey: 64
    1tbsp coconut oil (which I highly recommend! Totes yummy!!): 117
    for a total of 286 calories. If I am off, PLEASE let me know! I would love to eat these guilt free!!

  • Ummmm… THANK YOU! Life saver- right here!

  • Ooooh, Rachel~ “Fried” scared me. But, I was drawn in. I have slightly green bananas and, tonite, will have me frying bananas. Can’t wait to cook & taste!

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  • Anonymous

    That sounds good

  • Laura

    Tasty! Ate these on a buttered English miffin! Thanks for the idea!

  • Sharri

    Very good! To keep the bananas from sticking and getting mushy, fry slightly green bananas in a non stick pan. Mine crisped right up! I put them over strawberry ice-cream, instant banana split! Yummy :0)

  • Anonymous

    Awesome awesome helps me fight those i want cookies and cake days!

  • Over ice cream. Over french toast. On top of my Oatmeal. Over my bacon pancakes. In a waffle sandwich with coconut peanut butter. I’m in heaven. Some of the best things in life so simple that our complicated minds don’t see it. Until someone shares it. Thank you. I will be making these tomorrow. For sure.

  • Lindsey

    I used coconut oil instead of olive oil and they were delISH! This would be good over some plain or vanilla greek yogurt!

  • Ronel Wasserman

    Made them today with a sprinkling of toasted nuts – my husband kept asking for more! Thanks for the yummy recipe – it was a bull’s eye!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Great! Good idea too.

  • Becky

    For a better turn out, try using a banana that is a little green.

  • Connie

    Just made these! Soooooooo good! Served them on top of ice cream!!! Yum!

  • jodie

    delicious! make sure you have a nice firm banana

  • Ashley Rossi

    Is it possible for you to give us the nutrition facts/WW points? Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      You can simply put this is in the recipe builder. If you do not have online access with WW to use the tool, then just count the honey and olive oil….the banana is zero pts. The amount of olive oil you use in your “drizzle” is why only you need to calculate the points on it. Some use a teaspoon, some use 1/4 tsp….you get the idea.

    • Dcp

      It’s 3 points on the points plus program-
      Banana- 0 points
      1 tbsp honey – 2 points
      1 tsp olive oil – 1 point

      • Anonymous

        I just put this into the recipe builder on e tools and it calculates to 6 points.

        • Kath

          Thats right–becasue any time you use a fruit or vegetable in a recipe to “cook”, it no longer is FREE. I think this sucks and continue to count it as free

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  • Laura

    Total yum… Even for this non-banana-lover! I used coconut oil instead of olive, and only used less than two teaspoons of it for the while banana. (And I chose bananas on the green side. They had a great crisp and turned out great! Thanks for the great idea! (Found this recipe on Pinterest!)

  • Anonymous

    Amazing add some cranberries that are orange flavored with some sliced almonds wow

  • Anna

    They turned out completely mashed but tasty! I’ve had them in a salab with peaches, tasted very nice).
    thank you for the recipe~

  • Anonymous

    Bet theses would be good over pancakes as well!

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  • Kristie

    These were delicious. I used coconut oil instead of olive oil. We toasted some bread, spread PB on it, and placed these on top. So good! Thanks for the recipe!

  • I just made these, I found them on Pinterest. They also came out mushy but were soo good! I want to make more with the rest of my bananas haha

  • Gabriella

    Even though my bananas also turned into a much when I tried to flip them, they tasted absolutely delicious. Still had a crispy texture and served over vanilla ice cream was tasty treat. I used agave instead of honey because its all I had but still so good.

  • I’m
    Glad u liked the recipe! I created it as a means to
    Enjoy sweets when I couldn’t have sugar :). Hope it is something ur readers like too.

  • Krissy

    Well, I attempted these. They don’t look anything like yours, but got the stamp of approval from my fiance! They ended up really soupy, so I poured them over some vanilla ice cream. The texture made me think of the inside of an apple pie. (Still tasty though, so I’ll call it a success!)

  • Kari

    May 15th is totally MY birthday too! :)

    Happy Belated… Hope you enjoyed it!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks Kari! Back at ya!

  • farhana

    cool idea i like it …………….

  • Ariel

    Oh my. Lets just say banana bread + fried bananas + vanilla ice cream = heaven. I just happened to have fresh banana bread on my counter, which I toasted, added a scoop of ice cream, and poured the bananas over it. The best desert I’ve ever had.

    • Rachel Schultz

      WOW. That sounds amazing. Lucky you!

  • Anonymous

    YUM! Try coconut oil! Even better to fry them in :)

  • Anonymous

    I could eat these when everyone else is eating cinnamon buns easily!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Cheers to that!

  • Daisy rodriguez

    I like easy recipes

  • These would go well over some vanilla Ice cream

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  • Dan Rollings

    They taste and look pretty good.

  • Michelle

    We tried this recipe this evening. The picture shows a little bit of a “crisp” on the slices which was what I was hoping for. I used coconut oil instead of Olive like one other poster suggested. I think I should have had it a bit hotter to get the sear. However; they were delicious! I served them over plain greek yogurt and sprinkled the cinnamon on top. Thanks for posting! It really tasted decadent and much healthier than a bowl of ice cream!

    • Rachel Schultz

      You’re welcome! Thanks, Michelle.

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  • Jackie

    I’ve tried this and my bananas were extremely mushy and fell apart! Any ideas?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Try bananas a bit less ripe. Or, allow them to crisp and bit longer in the pan with less oil.

    • Dan Rollings

      Less time in the frying pan helps.

    • Anonymous

      Same thing happened to me. Going to use less ripe bananas next time, less oil, higher heat. I hit no crisp whatsoever this time. :/

  • Um, yes please! I think I will be making this for after dinner tonight…I’m enjoying making things with honey lately; a friend got us a giant tub-o-honey (locally produced!) so it’s nice not to have to worry about using it all up. And bananas are the bomb.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yum! Hope you like it. Thanks for writing.

  • Van

    I’ve done this using coconut oil in place of the olive oil, so delish!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes, I saw that too!

    • Anonymous

      I like this idea

    • Anonymous

      Ya that is how I created the recipe and when u use coconut oil it actually has amazing anti-inflammatory agents for the bod.

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