Pan Fried Bananas

Pan Fried Bananas

Sweet, sticky, and irresistibly tasty – these Honey Fried Bananas are about to become your new favorite way to eat this fruit! Bananas get a quick sauté in butter or coconut oil to caramelize them, then they are bathed in an easy honey sauce made from just honey and warm water.

In just 10 minutes, you can whip up this snack that tastes absolutely divine. The bananas become perfectly soft and warm, coated in sweet honey with notes of butter and cinnamon. Each bite is sheer bliss!

We love serving these addictive honey-fried bananas for breakfast or dessert. Drizzle the extra honey sauce over your morning yogurt or oatmeal for a quick dose of sweetness. Or top off a rich slice of cake or brownie with them à la mode style. No matter how you enjoy them, this recipe never disappoints.

Crispy, saucy, melty bananas? Yes, please! Keep reading for the full step-by-step method on how to make delectable honey-fried bananas at home. Trust us, this easy-fried banana recipe will soon become a regular in your kitchen rotation.

A sweet and easy banana recipe made by frying bananas in a honey sauce. Enjoy this tasty dessert or snack!

What type of bananas work best?

The riper the bananas, the better! Very ripe bananas will be sweet and caramelize well when fried. Avoid using underripe green bananas.

Can I use butter or olive oil instead of coconut oil?

Yes, you can substitute the coconut oil for an equal amount of butter or olive oil. However, coconut oil is recommended for the best flavor.

How thick should I slice the bananas?

Aim for 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick banana slices. Thinner slices may burn or overcook, while thicker slices won’t caramelize properly.

Should I use a non-stick pan?

Yes, a non-stick skillet will prevent the bananas from sticking. Make sure the pan is well-greased with oil prior to frying.

Can I make it ahead?

While best served warm, you can make these honey-fried bananas 1-2 days in advance. Store cooled bananas and sauce separately in airtight containers. Reheat gently before serving.

What foods go well with this recipe?

These bananas pair nicely with ice cream, yogurt, oatmeal, or cereal. They also make a quick dessert served atop cakes or brownies.

Can I use maple syrup instead of honey?

Yes, you can use pure maple syrup. It will have a slightly different flavor profile, but still taste great!


  • 2-3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 bananas, sliced


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and warm water until combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Once hot, add the sliced bananas carefully in a single layer. Fry for 2 minutes on the first side.
  4. Flip the bananas and fry for an additional 2 minutes on the second side until browned.
  5. Remove the fried bananas from the pan and set aside on a plate. (Source:
  6. Pour the honey sauce from the bowl into the hot skillet. Allow to warm up for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add the fried bananas back into the skillet and toss gently to coat in the honey sauce. Allow them to marinate for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Transfer the bananas to a serving plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon (optional).
  9. Serve the honey-fried bananas warm and enjoy! Delicious as a snack, dessert, or even breakfast topper.


  • Use raw honey for the best flavor.
  • Fry the bananas in coconut oil instead of regular cooking oil.
  • Garnish with a dash of cinnamon for extra flavor (optional).

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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