Pan-Fried Honey Bananas

These simple pan-fried bananas are caramelized in honey and cinnamon for a delicious and healthy treat!

Pan Fried Honey Bananas Recipe @fifteenspatulas

While I’ve never been a big fan of eating bananas plain from the peel, caramelized bananas…bananas foster…oh, and those deep fried banana egg roll desserts…they all make me weak at the knees.

These pan fried honey bananas are a little snack I ate all the time as a kid, so when I saw this post on Pinterest I knew I had to make some again.

It’s easy, filling, and delicious.

When you’ve got that combination, not much else needs to be said.

Start by slicing up some *just* ripened bananas:

Pan Fried Honey Bananas Recipe

You want bananas that are ripe, but still firm. No black spots on the peel.

Then add some honey, grapeseed oil or butter, cinnamon, and salt to a nonstick skillet:

Caramelized Honey Bananas Recipe

Heat it up and add your banana slices:

Caramelized Honey Bananas Recipe with Cinnamon

Cook for a few minutes on each side until they become deeply caramelized and sticky, like this:

Caramelized Honey Bananas Recipe with Cinnamon @fifteenspatulas

Now you can eat them as is, or you can layer them in a sandwich with marshmallow creme and peanut butter!

Very similar to this method is my 5-minute Quick Stovetop Candied Pecans, which you may enjoy as well. Happy cooking!

Pan-fried Honey Bananas

 These simple pan-fried bananas are caramelized in honey and cinnamon for a delicious and healthy treat!

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  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tbsp oil or butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Remove the peels from the bananas and slice into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  2. Set a nonstick skillet over medium to medium high heat and add the oil or butter, honey, cinnamon, and salt. Lay down your banana slices, and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden and caramelized. Be sure to watch the heat and turn it down if it browns too quickly. You want enough heat to caramelize and brown the slices, but don’t want them to burn.
  3. Once they’re cooked you can enjoy them as is, or layer them with marshmallow creme and peanut butter in a sandwich. Enjoy!


Recipe Notes


Nutrition Information Serves Serves 2     adjust servings
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 230kcal Calories from fat 67
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 147mg6%
Carbohydrate 44g15%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 31g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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