Caramelized Bananas

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This recipe is from Good and Cheap.

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These bananas—cooked in just a bit of caramel—are crispy and gooey on the outside and almost like a soft pudding inside. Sweet, messy, and irresistible. They make a great topping for ice cream or cake or pudding, but are also lovely on their own. Caramelized bananas are a really wonderfully inexpensive, satisfying treat if you are craving something sweet, but not wanting to spend much.


small pile of caramelized bananas on a white background
Caramelized Bananas
Print Recipe
These bananas—cooked in just a bit of caramel—are crispy and gooey on the outside and almost like a soft pudding inside. Sweet, messy, and irresistible.
Servings
2
Servings
2
small pile of caramelized bananas on a white background
Caramelized Bananas
Print Recipe
These bananas—cooked in just a bit of caramel—are crispy and gooey on the outside and almost like a soft pudding inside. Sweet, messy, and irresistible.
Servings
2
Servings
2
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas peeled and split in half
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a non-stick or cast-iron pan on medium-high heat. Add the sugar and let it melt into the butter for about 2 minutes. Place the bananas face down in the butter-sugar mixture, then cook for 2 minutes or until they become brown and sticky. Carefully flip them over and do the same to the other side.
  2. Serve them whole or split them into quarters. Drizzle any caramel left in the pan over the bananas. Serve with ice cream, on top of pudding or cake or simply on their own.

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