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Caramelized Bananas Recipe
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
- 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*
Prep Time: 5 min (or less if you're ninja - quick)
Total Time: 10 - 15 min
- 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. On a small deep frying pan, heat the oil on high for 2 min. then lower the heat to low.
- 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. 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. 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. 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. ENJOY!
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.