Fried Bananas

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried bananas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Tania Sheff
These Easy Pan-Fried Bananas make an amazing dessert in less than 10 minutes! Enjoy them with ice cream, yogurt, in crepes, or on their own. 
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  • 2 medium bananas
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. Amaretto or Rum


  • Peel the bananas and cut them into ½-inch thick slices.
  • Heat up a skillet over medium heat. Add the sugar and wait just until it starts to melt and starts turning golden.
  • Add the butter, and stir, until fully melted.
  • Pour in the Amaretto (or Rum). Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • Arrange the bananas in a single layer. Bring the heat back to medium. Fry the bananas in this sauce for 1 minute, flip, and cook for another minute. Remove from heat and serve.




Don’t slice too thin! If you slice the bananas too thin, you’ll have difficulties with flipping them, and they will overcook.
Prepare the ingredients. Have all of the ingredient ready and nearby because once you start frying, it will take just minutes to cook it and you will be busy stirring and watching the bananas.
Don’t use overripe bananas. The bananas get softer when you cook them, so overripe bananas will get really mushy.
Be careful with the liquor. The liquor is flammable, as you know, so be cautious when you pour it into the pan, especially if you’re using a gas stove.


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg