how to make a fried banana | Family Cuisine

Making a fried banana is not as difficult as it may seem. All you need is a couple of bananas, some oil, and salt. You can use all-purpose flour to make your dough if you like, but this recipe uses just

These fried bananas are so good! They’re sweet and gooey and buttery. I don’t add a sweetener, because it’s not needed – the bananas, coconut oil and cinnamon all add natural sweetness.

Try serving them warm on top of Greek yogurt. The combination is amazing!

This simple dessert is sweet, creamy, and decadent. The combination of bananas, coconut oil, and cinnamon is delightful.

In my opinion, there’s absolutely no need for added sugar or honey in this recipe. Each of the ingredients is naturally sweet, and the result is creamy and wonderful.

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You’ll only need three simple ingredients to make fried bananas. The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:

Fresh bananas: Ripe, but not too ripe. They need to be firm enough to survive being cooked without disintegrating.

Cinnamon: Make sure it’s fresh – a stale spice can easily ruin a dish. Speaking from experience! (Sadly).

Virgin coconut oil: I love its unique flavor in this recipe. You can also use unsalted butter, that’s very good too. That’s what I do in the video below since I was out of coconut oil. But I really like the coconut flavor.


Making fried bananas is so easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:

You start by slicing the bananas, then you sprinkle them with cinnamon. Try to slice them fairly evenly. I don’t add any sweetener at this point (or at all) and I don’t think it’s necessary.

Your next step is to cook the banana slices in coconut oil (or in unsalted butter) until golden. This should take you about 3 minutes per side over medium heat. They will smell so good as they fry!

Lastly, transfer them to plates and drizzle them with the remaining coconut oil from the pan, then serve. Yum!

A photo collage showing the steps for frying bananas.

Expert tip

This recipe is not suitable for overripe bananas. It requires ripe-yet-firm bananas.

If you use bananas that are very soft, they will disintegrate while you cook them and you’ll end up with a banana mash. Admittedly delicious, but not what we’re going for here. 🙂

So if you need to use up bananas that are too ripe, I highly recommend making this amazing almond flour banana bread!

Frequently asked questions

Serving suggestions

Fried bananas make a delicious dessert. But I usually make them in the afternoon and serve them as a snack.

I love spooning them, warm and sweet, on top of cool and creamy plain Greek yogurt. It’s such a delicious snack! And it keeps me full for a long time.

They also make a great topping for homemade frozen yogurt (especially chocolate frozen yogurt), pancakes, and waffles.

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