This is an overhead image of a yellow mug with vanilla ice cream and caramelized bananas. An antique spoon is scooping some of the bananas. The mug sits on a white counter. Recipe
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Sweet Caramelized Bananas

Caramelized Bananas are so sweet and simple to make in under 10 minutes! Once you make these fried bananas, you’ll put them on everything!

Prep: 2 minCook: 6 minTotal: 8 min
Servings: serves 4


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (honey or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Cut the bananas in 1/2 inch rounds.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
  3. Add the banana rounds to the skillet and sauté for about 3 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Flip the bananas and cook for another 2 – 3 minutes. I found it easiest to use a butter knife to slide under the bananas and flip them with the knife and my finger. Tongs were frustrating to use because they never flipped the bananas and a spatula was a little too rough and messed up my beautiful caramelized bananas. Gentle butter knife is where it’s at 🙂
  5. Toward the end of cooking, drizzle with agave nectar and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  6. Once they’re golden brown and caramelized on both sides, remove from the heat and serve!

Nutrition Info:

  • Serving Size: 1/4 batch
  • Calories: 119
  • Sugar: 11.2g
  • Sodium: 42mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.6g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
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