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Easy Caramelized Bananas {With Cinnamon}

Quick and easy pan fried caramelized bananas recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 15 minutes. Flavored with cinnamon, vanilla. Great on ice cream, pancakes, waffles.

As always, this is a simple and delicious recipe to add to your collections. But don’t stop here! I have many other great banana recipes you can try next time, including these Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas, Easy Ripe Banana Recipes (Banana Desserts), and Banana Upside Down Cake.

Easy Pan Fried Caramelized Bananas in White Dish With Black Rim- Overhead Shot

How to make easy caramelized bananas recipe from scratch?

  1. Heat butter– In a skillet.
  2. Add in– Banana slices.
  3. Sprinkle and coat– In brown sugar, cinnamon.
  4. Cook bananas– Uncovered.
  5. Remove skillet- Off the heat.
  6. Drizzle- Vanilla extract.

Can you make caramelized bananas in oven?

Yes! Place the bananas, butter, sugar, cinnamon in an oven-safe pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. Cook until caramelized (about 10 minutes). Remove from oven and drizzle vanilla.

Easy Pan Fried Bananas With Cinnamon and Butter and Brown Sugar- Closeup Shot

What to pair with caramelized bananas (banana caramel dessert)?

PancakesChocolate Chip Pancakes, Lemon Blueberry Pancakes, Fluffy Cinnamon Pancakes

French toastCinnamon French toast or French Toast Sticks

WafflesChocolate Waffles, Lemon Blueberry Waffles

Ice cream– Vanilla is best.

Parfait– Try layering in this Yogurt Parfait.

Granola– Consider pairing with this Homemade Granola

Cakes– Top off this Easy Crumb Cake or Buttermilk Pound Cake

Cupcakes-Use as a filling in these Yellow Cupcakes, Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes, Brownie Cupcakes, or Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Smoothies– Add leftovers in this Chocolate Banana Smoothie.

Trifle-Add a layer of these bananas in this English Trifle.

Breads- Top off this Banana Bread or Chocolate Banana Bread

Pies– Mix it in the filling of this Banana Cream Pie

Pudding- Top off Chia Seed Pudding or Banana Pudding

Oatmeal– Top off this Tropical Mango Oatmeal

Crepes– Fill these Chocolate Crepes or these Easy Crepes

Spoonful of Cinnamon Bananas- Closeup Shot

Variations for cinnamon bananas

Add some rum– For a fun addition at those adult get-togethers.

Add other extracts– For slightly different flavors, such as lemon, maple, or almond extracts.

Use coconut sugar– This is similar to brown sugar with a lighter flavor and adds a healthier touch than regular.

Try honey or maple syrup– Another alternative sweetener option would be to try honey or maple syrup in this recipe, which also tastes great!

Give it a spicy kick– Believe it or not, if you toss in a bit of tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper, it gives this a whole new taste that you might just love.

Add other spices– Like star anise, nutmeg, cardamom, or ginger. Play around with them and adjust amounts to get your favorite flavor.

Use plantain slices– Instead of bananas.

Tips and techniques for pan fried bananas

Don’t use unripe bananas– Because they have a chalky texture and are not as sweet.

Don’t use overripe bananas– Because they are too soft and turn into mush instead of individual whole slices.

Bananas must be somewhat in the middle– The skin should be yellow with a few black spots to show they are ripe but not underripe or overripe.

Use unsalted butter– However, you can use some salted butter to balance out the sweetness, just not all of it because this recipe is more sweet than savory.

Make sure bananas don’t overlap when cooking- Because you want each slice to get fully coated and cooked without sticking to the others.

Use a nonstick pan- Because this prevents burning and sticking.

Quick Banana Slices With Brown Sugar in White Dish

Storage

Fridge- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for 1-2 days and reheated in the microwave or can be enjoyed cold too.

Freezer- Don’t freeze these, because they will just stick together and become mush.

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Easy Caramelized Bananas

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Quick and easy pan fried caramelized bananas recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 15 minutes. Flavored with cinnamon, vanilla. Great on ice cream, pancakes, waffles.
Yield: 2 People

Ingredients

  • 2 Bananas, Peeled, Cut into thin circles that are about half an inch thick
  • 2 tbsp Butter, Unsalted
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon powder, Can add up to 1/4 tsp if you want a stronger cinnamon flavor
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Heat butter in a large nonstick pan over medium heat.
  • Once the butter is fully melted, add banana slices and make sure that they are not overlapping.
  • Then sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon powder.
  • Toss gently to coat each slice.
  • Cook bananas uncovered for about 3-4 minutes on one side.
  • Then, flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the slices are nicely brown and caramelized on both sides.
  • Remove from heat and drizzle vanilla extract.
  • Shake the pan slightly so that the extract mixes into the sauce and you are done. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for 1-2 days and reheated in the microwave or can be enjoyed cold too. 

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 95mg, Potassium: 444mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 426IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 254
Author: Abeer Rizvi

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