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Caramelized Bananas Recipe

Updated on November 6, 2014

Quick and Easy Caramelized Bananas Recipe

Here's a perfect snack that you could prepare in less than 15 minutes and you would enjoy over quality time with friends and families. This has been my personal favorite since I was a kid because my mom would always make some for me. Since it's so quick and easy to prepare, this is what she would usually prepare for sudden and unexpected visitors.

I still can't get over the fact of how quick you can make this. No really, it's quick specially if you have a banana tree right outside your house. You're done by the time you finish saying "Caramelized Bananas Recipe"...okay maybe not THAT quick. But you can mark my word that this is one easy recipe that you can make out of a banana that even monkeys could make.

Alright to give you an idea of how easy this banana recipe is, you would only need 3 ingredients: love, peace and prosperity. Okay seriously (I don't want to annoy you any further), I'll provide all the information you need on this page for preparing these sweet banana fritters. So move it! Come on! Chop chop!

The Type of Banana to Use

For a better tasting caramelized banana dessert/snack.

Just a quick tip before you start buying your bananas if you don't have some yet. Make sure you get the shorter and fatter ones instead of the long and slim ones. Sorry for describing it merely based on appearance because I honestly don't know what each type of bananas are called. I've tried to make caramelized bananas with both types and I find the shorter and fatter bananas actually taste better and sweeter than the longer and slimmer bananas. Oh God this sounds so wrong...

Anyway that's just it for the quick tip. But you may use whatever you prefer to use or whatever is available in your fridge.

Update! The fat bananas that I'm talking about are actually called Plantain bananas. Special thanks to bakerwoman for the info.

Ingredients for Caramelized Bananas

- bananas

- cooking oil

- brown sugar

Heh! Oh did I already mention you only need 3 ingredients?

Super fond of bananas? Then go bananas! This book has all the best recipes you can do with a banana and yes, it has banana bread!

I'll provide you the easy step by step procedure on how to make these banana fritters. By the way if you would look back at the ingredients list, you can see that I didn't quantify anything. That's because the quantity would actually depend on your preference. But for this recipe I would guide you to a selfish serving for yourself.

For a quick description about what kind of food it is, just look at the title. It's just a banana that got caramelized and turned into a snack or dessert or whatever meal you want it to be. Without further ado, I bring to you...CARAMELIZED BANANA! *audience clapping*

Cook Time

Prep Time: 5 min (or less if you're ninja - quick)

Total Time: 10 - 15 min

Serves: 1


  • 1 banana (preferrably the short and fat one)
  • cooking oil (enough for deep frying the banana)
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar (or more if you want the banana to be excessively coated w/ sugar)


  1. 1. On a small deep frying pan, heat the oil on high for 2 min. then lower the heat to low.
  2. 2. While your pan is minding its own business, go ahead and slice the banana. No rules on this one, slice it however you like.
  3. 3. Carefully drop the banana pieces onto the pan and put the heat up on low-medium and just let it be for a minute or two.
  4. 4. Put the brown sugar in and continuously mix it so that the sugar won't settle at the bottom of the pan and would cover the banana pieces instead. Do this for another 3 minutes.
  5. 5. Once you're satisfied with how it looks or the bananas are now all covered with sugar, turn the heat off and place the banana pieces on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  6. 6. ENJOY!
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Isn't caramelizing bananas easy? - Take a bite on this good piece of caramelized banana!

Another tip, aside from eating these caramelized bananas alone as a snack or dessert, you can actually use it for to top your pancakes, waffles, cupcake, cake, etc. Enjoy it in anyway you want! It's yours anyway.

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      JJNW 5 years ago from USA

      OOOOOOh Yum!! Thanks for sharing! ***Blessed by a SquidAngel*** for teaching me something new!

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      Delish! With a scoop of good vanilla ice cream,.... dreamy comfort food that will go and sit comfortly around my hips,... yeah, once in a while it is OK. It hink.

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      Quennie 5 years ago from London

      @Gypzeerose: lol oh no dear i don't but i wish i do! i live in the city and there's just no space for a banana tree outside the window :(

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Do you really have a banana tree outside your window. Some of my friends from the islands did, they said that they couldn't get over the fact that in this country we actually have to pay for bananas. One variation of this is to just bake a banana with a little brown sugar and butter added.

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      Bercton1 6 years ago

      Great food..I love the banana flavour!

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      Kylyssa Shay 6 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      This caramelized bananas recipe looks both yummy and easy. Thank you for sharing! "Blessed" by a Labor Day questing SquidAngel.

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      lemonsqueezy lm 6 years ago

      Nice recipe. This is a another great way to get my kids to eat something healthy. tee hee hee!

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      laki2lav 6 years ago

      I love to fry bananas. They are so yummy!

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      DuaneJ 6 years ago

      This looks great!!

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      bechand 6 years ago

      interesting recipe - never thought of it = but may give it a try this summer !

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      AnongLans LM 6 years ago

      Love this. I hope to eat it again when i go home.

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      orange3 lm 6 years ago

      I love caramelized bananas!! Thanks for reminding me that it's time to make them again!!

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      Khaleeka 6 years ago

      Yummy! My mouth is watering right now! You've been blessed!

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      Quennie 6 years ago from London

      @Khaleeka: thanks so much for the blessing! go ahead and make some to satisfy the craving :)

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      Quennie 6 years ago from London

      @juditpaton: no problem and thanks! i don't think it's low calorie though...

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 6 years ago from Ozun

      thanks for sharing, congrats for the double blessing.I will do a try, what can be harmful, i hope this is a low calory banana.

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      Quennie 6 years ago from London

      @sheriangell: you squid angels are heaven sent! thank you so much!

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      Quennie 6 years ago from London

      @RinchenChodron: thanks rinchen! :)

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      Quennie 6 years ago from London

      @jlshernandez: thanks for the info! that helped out a lot and won't end up describing that banana "fat and short" anymore :D

      about that wrapped banana you're talking about, my mom makes that too and it's soo delicious! she puts some strips of jackfruit inside which makes it sweeter!

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Two words: Yum-eee! I'm off to try this but not before leaving you a second Angel blessing.

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Sounds delicious! Congrats on your Angel Blessing.

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      The fat banana you were referring to for caramelizing is the plantain banana. Sometimes these are wrapped in eggroll wrappers and deep fried and then dribbled with caramel.

      This is my favorite dessert especiallt with a dollop of coconut ice cream on top.

      Yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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      Quennie 6 years ago from London

      @clouda9 lm: WOW! ur my firs squidangel wheee!!! thanks much clouda!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Ooh! You grabbed me with this banana recipe...brown sugar is a perfect way to caramelize! Thanks for the share...*recipe angel blessed ;)

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      Quennie 6 years ago from London

      @JackieBlock: no problem! enjoy!

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      Jackie Block 6 years ago from SE Michigan

      Looks Yummy. I give this a try. Thanks for sharing.