Easy Fried Bananas with Honey

By Jess

5 from 1 ratings

These fried bananas with honey are easy, quick, and oh-so-tasty. Cook, drizzle, sprinkle, and relish in the yumminess in 10 minutes flat.

banana recipe

How to Make Fried Bananas

bananas prep

Fry the banana: Heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add the bananas cut side down. Cook for one to two minutes and flip. Cook for another one to two minutes until golden brown on both sides.

prepping honey mixture

Garnish: Combine honey and cinnamon. Drizzle the mixture over the fried bananas and sprinkle with almond flakes. Serve immediately.

Storing and Reheating Instructions:

To Store: Fried honey banana is best made fresh, but you can keep leftovers in the refrigerator for up to four days if you put the bananas in an airtight container. Make sure the lid seals properly to keep the bananas fresh.

To Reheat: Fried honey bananas can be reheated by either microwaving them in 15-second intervals until warmed through or by frying them again for one to two minutes until heated through.

paleo fried honey bananas

PS. If you’re looking for a few other paleo dessert recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth, here’s a few of my favorite healthy options that are just the right amount of sweet:


    • 4 slightly underripe bananas, split lengthwise in half
    • 2 tbsp coconut oil
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tbsp sliced almonds


  1. In a large cast iron pan heat the coconut oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the bananas to the pan cut-side down.
  3. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side. You may need to cook the bananas in two batches, depending on the size of your pan.
  4. Remove the bananas from the pan. Divide them between serving plates.
  5. In a small bowl combine the honey and cinnamon.
  6. Drizzle the bananas with honey mixture, sprinkle with almonds and serve immediately.


Serving Size





Total Time

10 minutes

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes


Banana ripeness matters: Choose slightly underripe bananas for better texture. They hold up well during frying and provide a delightful contrast to the sweetness of the honey.

Consistent slicing: Make sure to cut uniform banana slices for even cooking. This helps to create a balanced texture, with a crispy banana exterior and a soft, creamy interior.

Use a cast iron pan: Opt for a large cast iron pan to ensure even heat distribution. This leads to perfectly caramelized bananas without any hot spots.

Mind the cooking time: Keep a close eye on the bananas during cooking. A quick one to two minutes per side is sufficient. Overcooking can lead to mushy bananas.

Batch cooking: Depending on pan size, consider cooking your bananas in batches. Overcrowding can lower the pan temperature, affecting the caramelization process.

Serve fresh: Fried honey bananas are best enjoyed immediately after topping with cinnamon honey. Their warm, caramelized goodness is at its peak right off the pan, allowing the honey to melt and blend with the yummy banana flavors.

Pairing suggestions: Consider serving your fried honey bananas with the ice cream of your choice or a tablespoon of Greek yogurt for a zingy yet sweet dessert. The contrast in temperatures allows the topping to melt into the yummy fried banana, creating a delightful contrast.

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