When we were kids and hated all kinds of fruit, my mother had a recipe for bananas that were about to go soft. She would pan fry them with a bit of salt. Growing up, I loved bananas in all shapes and sizes and this snack was one of my favorites even though my siblings classified it as “weird” food!
I have adapted my Mum’s Fried Banana recipe which looked a bit like this…
…….adding just a little extra bit of sweetness to it.
This is my recipe for Caramelized Honey Bananas. The whole process takes literally 10 minutes and is the perfect tasty healthy snack that you can rustle up at a moment’s notice with ingredients that you have lying around at home…!
• 2 ripe bananas
• 1 tbsp oil or butter*
• 2 tbsp honey
• 1/2 tsp powdered cinnamon
• A pinch of salt
Peel and slice up some ripe bananas, as though you were going to add them to your cereal bowl – about 1/2″ thick rounds. Make sure the bananas are not soft or mushy and have no dark spots on the skin.
Take a non-stick skillet.
Put it on medium-high heat.
Add honey, oil or butter, cinnamon, and salt.
Mix everything in and heat for a little bit, then add the banana slices.
Turn the bananas over to cook for a few minutes on each side until they become deeply caramelized and sticky.
I like to serve my honey bananas for breakfast alongside savory French toast. A combo of contrasting flavors and textures on a single plate. YUM….!
You can serve Sticky Honey Bananas piled on top of Pancakes for breakfast, grab up a Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich for Lunch …..
…..or serve it as a dessert with Vanilla Ice Cream.