Fried Bananas

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These naturally sweet and tender caramelized pan Fried Bananas are absolutely delicious and super easy to make in just 10 minutes! They are the perfect healthy dessert or snack that you can feel good about!

Fried bananas on a white plate.

Fried Bananas Recipe

Do you know what happens to bananas when you fry them!?! In just a matter of minutes, they turn to a beautiful golden brown as they caramelize and become sweeter with no extra sugar added! So you are going to fall in love with these yummy fried bananas if you’ve never had them before.

Fried bananas in a frying pan.

And because there is no extra sugar added it makes them a fairly healthy dessert or snack, which means fried bananas are perfect for the little ones as well as the big ones. However, if you like you can sprinkle them with a bit of sugar or cinnamon before serving. Or better yet, if you aren’t worried about calories, these caramelized bananas are delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of Homemade Blueberry Syrup.

Fried bananas in a frying pan.

Health Benefits of Bananas

Not only are bananas super yummy, but they are also packed with potassium, which is good for heart health as well as fiber which is important for digestion and is said to help with inflammation. Bananas are also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium. Not to mention, they boost energy and make you less hungry!

Fried bananas on a white plate.

How to Make Fried Bananas

This recipe is very simple and only requires just 2 ingredients. A couple of bananas and a bit of oil. That’s it! I like to use olive oil, but you can use any type of vegetable oil or coconut oil.

Fried bananas in a frying pan.

To begin, you need to prep your bananas. So first peel them and cut each one in half. Then cut each piece in half lengthwise.

Fried bananas in a frying pan.

Next, add the olive oil to a large frying pan and then place the bananas in the pan flat side down. Now, turn the heat on to high and wait until you hear the oil begin to sizzle. Then turn the heat down to medium and cook the bananas for 3 minutes.
Fried bananas in a frying pan.
After the bananas have browned on the flat side, flip them over and cook them for another 3 minutes on the other side. Then once they are brown on both sides and have caramelized enough, remove them from the pan and serve them right away.

Fried banana on a fork.


Leftover pan fried bananas will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months when kept in an airtight container. To reheat, pop them in the microwave for about 3 minutes on medium power. You can also heat them in the oven on a sheet pan at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 7 minutes.
Fried bananas on a white plate.

What to Serve with Pan Fried Bananas

These fried caramelized bananas are delicious on their own as a simple dessert or snack. But you can also add them to ice cream, waffles, or pancakes! These are just a few of my favorite things to pair with this banana recipe.

Fried bananas on a white plate.

More Easy Banana Recipes

If you love bananas and enjoyed this recipe for fried bananas then you’ll want to check out some more of my recipes. These are just a few of the many ways you can cook with this naturally sweet healthy fruit and add it to your diet.


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Fried Bananas

Naturally sweet and absolutely delicious, these tender caramelized Fried Bananas are super easy to make and a healthy dessert or snack that you can feel good about!
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, fried bananas
Servings: 4
Calories: 83kcal

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  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

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  • Peel the bananas. Then cut each one in half and then cut each piece in half lengthwise.
  • Add some oil to a large non-stick frying pan and then add the bananas flat side down.
  • Turn the heat on to high and then wait until the oil starts to sizzle.
  • Once the oil is sizzling, reduce the heat to medium and cook the bananas for 3 minutes or until they have browned on that side.
  • Then flip the bananas over and cook them for 3 minutes on the other side.
  • After the bananas have caramelized a bit on both sides, remove them from the frying pan and serve them immediately to enjoy!
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Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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