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 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, but also give a nice upgrade sprinkled on things like french toast and pancakes, a peanut butter and banana sandwich, or ice cream.

Fried Honey BananasFried Honey Bananas
Serves about 12 fried banana slices

1 tablespoon coconut oil (olive oil works too!)
1 slightly under-ripened banana
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Slice banana into about 1/4 inch thick slices.

Fry bananas for 2 minutes on each side, occasionally lifting to prevent sticking.

Whisk together honey and water. Remove pan from heat and pour honey and water over bananas.

Top with cinnamon.

Fried Honey BananasFried Honey Bananas

4.5 from 61 reviews
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (olive oil works too!)
  • 1 slightly under-ripened banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Slice banana into about ¼ inch thick slices.
  2. Fry bananas for 2 minutes on each side, occasionally lifting to prevent sticking.
  3. Whisk together honey and water. Remove pan from heat and pour honey and water over bananas.
  4. Top with cinnamon.


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  • Love this Fried Honey Bananas , this one seems so amazing . I never tried banana like this. I thought it is jus for raw banana as a fruit or banana shake !!. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  • We love this recipe. My wife made these and they came out amazing. She veered from the recipe a bit and used a cinnamon infused honey instead. We posted some pics on our blog –

    Thanks for sharing!


    I made this for our dessert tonight using Coconut Oil. I think I will forego the honey – the bananas were already tasty as is! Absolutely delicious!

  • Grahame Bush

    Love the banana recipe

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  • Anonymous

    Delicious! Just made them for the family with some ice cream!

  • Kate

    how many calories is this with one banana typically?

  • yain

    Made these this morning and they were very tasty.

  • Miriam Szydlow




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  • Liz

    Tried this today. These are delish

  • fungayi marime

    Everybody in my community impressed with your delicious recipes

  • fungayi marime

    so delicious

  • Just made this. So easy and very tasty! I added a little whipped cream.

  • Sydne

    So amazing! I just made this for my boyfriend and put it over chocolate chip ice cream. Delicious, thank you!

  • Anna

    Loved this recipe! I am currently pregnant and had a huge craving for something sweet. This recipe hit the spot! I didn’t have any olive oil so I used coconut oil. My banana was also on the riper side, so it came out on the mushy side. No complaints here though! I also added some Hersey chocolate sauce to top it off! Perfecto! Easy to make and delicious. Will definitely be making this again.

  • Dawn

    I cut my pieces a little thicker and they came out nicer than when thinly sliced, which can make a mushy mess. Yummy!

  • Olinda

    Isto deve ser simplesmente delicioso!
    Vou fazer!
    Depois volto para fizer tá!

  • Julia

    I just had these over pancakes, with pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon. YUM! :)

  • Anonymous

    Can I use frozen bananas I don’t have any more ripped ones

  • Anonymous

    When you click on the print version…..The dash is missing between the 1-2 for cooking time.

  • Phillis

    I love plantains and they will turn out wonderful with this recipe but they are not the same as a banana. Personally, I only add salt to plantain when frying. If my bananas are ripe I fry them with butter and add a pinch of salt. They are very soft and will loose their shape as slices but like this, they are a wonderful replacement of jam at breakfast. To have those pretty slices, the banana must be under-ripened.

    • Peter

      At the top where she says the ingredients, she says and I quote,” slightly under-ripened banana.” Please read before criticizing.

      • Shannon

        Peter, I think she was reiterating. Just giving her experience when saying the banana needs to be under-ripened for the slices to keep their shape. Yes, it says in the paragraph that the recipe calls for under-ripened bananas but doesn’t say why. This is Phillis’ experience, not a critique.

  • YUMMY I just made up this 2x one using raw honey delicious and the other banana I used Blue Agave honey less calories, both were delicious, also great on the French toast rather than syrup. Enjoy and thanks for passing this one on.

  • These look so delicious!! I wonder how they would be in pancakes and waffles? Mmmmmm :)

  • sophie

    I tried the recipe today but the bananas didn’t stay firm – still delicious but I was wondering if you have a tip for this b/c the bananas came out mushy. Am I supposed to use pretty large bananas? Any help would be great!

    • Vicky

      My guess would be your bananas were too ripe. It does say ‘under ripe’

    • Mayette

      The best banana variety to use for frying is the ‘SABA’ or CARDABA.

    • Jennifer

      Thats why it said a little under ripe so it won’t be mushy

  • Dianne

    Cooked as directed then toasted 2 slices of bread, spread peanut butter over both slices with raisins then added banana mixture to make a good but had to use a fork due to bananas over ripe.

  • Made these for the family tonight. Thanks for the tasty, healthy treat idea!

  • Elizabeth

    SO GOOD! I made these with coconut oil and allowed it to heat up first. They browned right up. I don’t think I needed the water with the honey though, but it was still amazing. Would definitely recommend using under ripe bananas (as you suggest). Mine were more toward over ripe, but I didn’t mind the mushiness.

    • Diane

      How much oil do you add?

  • Carlos Lara

    In Venezuela, we eat fried bananas (actually platanos, wich are bigger bananas) on a daily basis, we just add some grated white cheese…

    • John Dover

      Thanks Carlos, I would of never thought of cheese with the banana.I have access to platanos, which I think are more dense and heartier but a little less sweet than a traditional banana. I feel they would hold up better while cooking. Could you be more specific about the white cheese? Cheddar. Swiss ect……?

      • tracey

        I don’t know how old this comment is, but, if you’re still watching John Dover… there’s a restaurant in Minneapolis that serves plantain pancakes with cotija cheese sprinkled on top. It’s a very pungent, crumbly cheese (doesn’t really melt), a little goes a long way, but OH MY GOODNESS I’ve never had anything like it. So. Good.

        • Judy Taylor

          After living in Puerto Rico I cook rioe plantains in a little butter

    • Anonymous

      Aplantain is in the potato family, and they are ususally eaten in pieu of potatoes.

      • Anonymous

        No, they are in the banana family.

      • random

        Plantains are indeed used in the same way as potatoes, but are in the banana family.

  • Melanie

    Just made these for the first time tonight and they are so delicious. I’ve been trying to eat healthy, and these are definitely my new go to for sweet cravings. YUM.

  • Lola

    Wow! So delicious! Yes they came out a little soft. That’s the way they are supposed to be. It is best to use under ripe bananas if you want something a little more firm. The honey will provide plenty of sweetness. I served mine on top of a waffle. Excellent breakfast.

  • Kathleen

    Can u use Raw Honey for the fried banana?

  • Christina

    Thanks for the recipe! These turned out great. I put them over some plain greek yogurt and added some chopped walnuts. It was like dessert for breakfast!

  • Briana

    are they supposed to firm up? I couldn’t get mine to be anything other than super mushy. Still yummy but not the firmness I was expecting. Anything I could try?

    • Vicky

      Your banana was most likely too ripe. It says to use ‘under ripe’ ones.

  • 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!

  • Theresa

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


    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

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  • 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…

  • All the time Awsome...

    This was so great! Try the recipe with bananas that are green on the top. Those bananas are the best! I will make them again. ]-)

  • Anonymous

    Intresting thankyou forsharing.

  • Marie

    This looks like a great recipe. I will give it a go tonight….

  • Cheryl

    This sounds amazing! Yum…

  • Tayla

    These are delicious!

  • Mike P., NYC

    This is a great little treat. I recent used it to accompany cinnamon French Toast, and both wifey and I loved it. Can’t wait to make them again.

  • Anonymous

    We eat fried plantain (platano moduros) without honye. Yum. A latino dish from Venezuela.

  • Girl, I’mma make these tonight and top with ice cream! Out of this world in that combo!

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  • angie

    Omg so so good

  • Anonymous

    About to make these baby’s

  • Ashley

    Just made this and wish I had read the comments first- my banana was too ripe to be crisp and I cut too thin, but it was still delish! Just one wonderful tip- grind the slightest bit of sea salt over the top- SO yummy!

  • stimo

    Great went down a treat

  • I put the bananas on top of my pancakes and they were absolutely stunning.

  • Kathy Fiascone

    Yummy! Thanks for the great how-to photos, they were very helpful.
    I added my raw organic honey and walnuts to the bananas at the end of their sauté time. The honey caramelized after I removed the bananas from the pan. For my college son and a friend, I put this over vanilla ice cream. It was a delicious dessert ~ decadent I would say. And they gave it RAVE reviews!
    I am pinning this to my ‘I did that’ board on Pinterest now.

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  • Ryan

    Omg! These were amazing! I used olive oil cooking spray (0 cal) and an under ripened banana (the top was still green and whole banana was firm) that was cut about 1/2 an inch per slice and they turned out firm and crisp on the outside and melted in your mouth! Thank you so much!

  • Anonymous


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  • April

    This was okay…my toddler loved it, but I expected the bananas to get crispy. They were just soft instead. I think I would have liked it if they were crispy instead of soft.

    • Jennifer

      This was my issue as well but I think it’s because the bananas were too ripe. I’m going to try it again with less ripe bananas

  • This looks so sinfully delicious. But, it is just bananas! Therefore, a healthier sinful dessert, right? Haha.

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  • Anna

    Love all your recipes. Gonna try the banana
    My favorite.

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    Used it for my school project we one

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  • Daniella

    Just made this and it’s AMAZING !!!! Topped it with some Ben and Jerry’s frozen caramel and honey yoghurt, works really well !!!!

    I find eating healthy extremely difficult as I am an emotional eater and am currently going through a very difficult time yet this is going to be a saviour!!!

    Thanks for sharing !!!


  • Mary

    I was hungrily watching Food Network and my thoughts were drifting to the ripening bananas on the counter. After a particularly impressive display of pan-searing, I decided to Google the two and voilà, your page popped up!

    I have to say, this recipe is absolutely delicious. My bananas were also a gooey, overripe mess, but I just layered it in a short glass with whipped cream parfait-style and sprinkled the cinnamon on top. FREAKING DELICIOUS. I will be making it again soon. :)

    (Also, I used mesquite honey since that’s what was in the cupboard. It was good.)

  • Anonymous

    Just made this with my mother! YUMMY! thanks for sharing this recipe so I could try this yummy little snack. <3

  • Susu

    I made this recipe today. So simple and yet so yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Leesa

    I’m not sure what happened to mine, but it was a gooey, sticky mess. The bananas fell apart and were just mush. It tasted good, but I can’t serve it like this to my Mother In Law! Any suggestions?

    Thank you!

    • Anonymous

      Maybe the bananas were too ripe?

    • Daniella

      I kept my banana in the fridge…. And use a spray to cook with !!!

  • CeCe

    Just gotta try, Looks so delish!!

  • These look easy to make and tasty, thanks for sharing! :9

  • Anonymous

    Wow! These were SO good!

  • yumtum

    can you use vegetable oil instead of olive oil??????????????????
    plz reply soon!!!

    • Anonymous

      Don’t think vegetable oil is paleo friendly. Coconut oil and bananas sounds amazing

  • katie

    amazing i’m definatly going to try this

  • yumtum

    can u use vegetable oil instead of olive oil plz reply soon!

    • edward

      I find that veggie oil is really good for frying vegetables only !!! Fruits and nuts go great with olive and coconut oil they have a higher heat ability.

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  • I just made this now and it tastes FAB, so delicious and I used coconut oil the raw virgin kind and you can still taste the coconut a bit as well! made it even yummier! I think next time however, I’m just gonna stick with plantains haha!

  • Ashley

    had a taste for a simple dessert and this hit the spot! so delicious!

  • Heather

    I made these this morning to put on top of my pancakes, and I nearly ate them all before they made it to my plate! I never knew you could do such a simple thing to bananas to make them taste like this! It reminds me of gooey, sticky banana bread. This is a perfect snack for when you’re craving something sweet, but don’t want to go over your WW points or feel guilty about mowing down on a chocolate bar.

    Thanks for the recipe idea!

  • Lane

    Just made these delicious treats they were amazing wow. I’m thinking next time to make them into slices instead of disks. Wish me luck

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  • Kat

    Thanks! Just fried my ripe bananas no problem. Other people get mushy results because: 1) the oil needs to be boiling, so the bananas cook quick and crisp 2) you cut your banana into too thin pieces; make them nice and thick 3) learn to cook properly :D

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  • Trisha

    They sound amazing but how many calories ?

    • Anonymous

      It’s a banana with some added sugar and oil…probably add 30-50 calories to the banana and you’ve got it.

  • Kait

    This recipe is AMAZING I used olive oil and they turned out great! I put it over top of Quaker’s warm granola and it tastes just like banana nut bread!

  • malena

    my bananas came out so well! i followed the recipe and used the coconut oil. I did get the crisp by leaving the bananas on the stove a little longer than suggested. The million dollar question….how many calories?

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  • Jackie

    I made these, they turned out mushy, but I don’t care. These were delicious! I cooked them in coconut oil instead of olive oil. These are my new go-to dessert. I don’t feel an ounce of guilt at all. Thank you for this post.

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  • Leslie

    Mine came out like mushy banana sauce…lol……It’s still tasty but next time I am using plantains and coconut oil and maple syrup.

    • Anonymous

      freeze the banana first, then fry it.

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  • Heather

    Tastes great but I’m not getting crispy. I tried a greener banana and less oil down to almost no oil. So maybe more? I even did less honey and water. Any advice?

  • Debbie

    Hi, loved this idea, but my banana slices were kind of mushy as well….too high heat?

  • Ericca

    I tried to make this and the bananas kept falling apart so it looks like a pile of mush. What can I do to prevent this??

    • Ericca,

      If it keeps turning to mush, the banana you are using is probably too ripe. You want a really firm banana when you make these…or I always use plantains instead of bananas.

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  • Hannah

    how many calories?

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  • Roselyn Mosbrucker

    I wanna try this with coconut oil instead of olive oil

  • joanne

    I just tried this with maple syrup and coconut oil instead of olive oil…yum

    • I agree. I think coconut oil would be better than olive oil here.

  • Anonymous

    Great recipe! Awesome for a lazy college student with little ingredients

  • Anonymous

    Add nuts. love it

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  • Jana

    I am in healthy dessert heaven! Thank you!!

  • Anonymous

    Just made these, Only minutes to make and quite yummy!

  • I came across this on Pinterest, and just had to give it a try immediately. You pictures were that tempting. I can’t believe how good it is! Thank you! I’m gonna write about it on my blog and add a link to your recipe.

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  • eric

    its great with maple syrup as well

  • eric

    so legit

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  • lynda

    can i use pam spray instead of oil? would it have the same effect?

    • you can, but it will evaporate. the same way you have to reapply while making multiple pans of pancakes, you will probably have to reapply when you flip the bananas

    • you can, but it will evaporate. the same way you have to reapply while making multiple pans of pancakes, you will probably have to reapply when you flip the bananas

  • Anonymous

    My kids love these!!!

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  • Loucchie

    Is there anything I can substitute the olive oil with ?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Coconut oil.

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  • Sam

    It was really good!!! I love bananas………. And fried things so this is like totally perfect for me!!! It is officially recommended be the one and only Sam B!!!!!!! Eat and enjoy plz!!!!

  • I was inspired by the bananas and am loving the blog (first time visitor)! The bananas have featured in the ‘what made me smile this week’ blog post today :)

  • Heather

    We tried it for the first time and loved it

  • We love this recipe in Brazil but we make with Brown sugar I forget to add it .

  • It’s real Delicious in Brazil we always serve this

    • Terri Cabrera

      was delicious !! I served it on frenchtoast ! my son loved it!!

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    Gotta try these

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  • Mochi

    Brilliant! Feverish to try this, want to pair it with teriyaki chicken kinda like Cheesecake Factory does with their grilled bananas.

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  • Emmy

    Mine were good, but I could not get them to brown and/or harden like yours did. Any suggestions?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Use a slightly under-ripened banana.

  • Monique

    Thank u so much for the recipe. I’m not much for just plain bananas so I thought I would try this recipe. It was very good. I just about ate the whole skillet.

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  • akirhodes

    this recipe looks deliciouslike to try this recipe

  • Anonymous

    I used a regular pan, not non-stick. mine burned.

  • Kelly

    While mine were not as pretty as yours they were delicious! I used coconut oil and pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon. My boys loved it for their before bedtime snack! Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Liz H

    Always looking to satisfy my 4 year old’s sweet tooth & this is the answer!!! So good!

  • Tonight my husband decided he needed something sweet. Trying to find something that is both paleo friendly and satisfies a rampant sweet tooth is very difficult. I found this recipe, and since I had some bananas that had just reached ripeness, I gave it a try.

    This recipe is so simple, and so delicious. Thank you for sharing it. The bananas get this delicious sugary crunch to them that is just delicious.

    I substituted some pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon and they turned out even more delicious. This recipe is now going in my favorites, to make again.

  • I understand now why you said to use slightly un-ripened bananas…mine were a bit overripe and I got banana-honey-cinnamon mush. Still good though :)

  • Great thanks for sharing

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  • Nicki

    can these be made ahead of time and served at room temp? or do they just get too mushy?

  • Tracy

    Yum! I eat porridge every morning with chopped up fresh bananas – this looks like a great idea for my ‘winter’ porridge! I will be trying it soon, thanks! Tracy

  • I, too, am not a very big dessert person… much to my boyfriend’s dismay. :)

    I saw this recipe on Pinterest and HAD to try it. It was delicious! Thank you for sharing. I will be posting it on my own recipe blog – giving you link love and credit, of course – here in the near future.

    Thank you again!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks Emily! Love your blog.

  • Rita

    I use coconut oil instead of olive oil and use ripe plantains, delicious !

  • Kat Daniels

    How long do these keep? I would like to make some and put them in my sons lunch the next day.

  • Amy

    Fantastic, healthy ending to a great day! My husband said “this is good” and I cut him off with “I know, I will be making this again!” I don’t remember if my mouth was still full. Thanks for this!

  • I have some old bananas about to rot on my counter – definitely making this as a treat for myself today. This will be an awesome side to make for my vanilla ice cream.

    Susan Loves…

  • Arlene

    I made this last week. Loved it. It was really simple.

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  • Sue

    Wow! Yummy! I just made this and poured it over homemade vanilla ice cream! Wish I had some walnuts to add!

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  • Vegan

    Made it with agave instead of honey. Really yummy and easy recipe :) A perfect healthy dessert!

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  • Lizette

    I make mine a little different but very very tasty also. Instead of using normal bananas I use the BIG bananas “platano macho” (named in México) I believe they call them Green Bananas in USA. Try buying the ones that have the most darkest skin (they are sweeter). I cooked them the same way. Set it on a plate, poured some condensed milk, sparkled some granola, chocolate sprinkles, added some stawberries and some sweet canned peaces.

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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.

  • Yummy!

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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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