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Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas

We have bananas on hand most of the time as treats for our rabbits. They would eat every banana in sight if we let them, but too much sugar isn’t good for them. We usually end up eating or throwing away 1-2 of the bunch, so finding a recipe designed for using up overripe bananas was just made for our household. Let’s give these Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas a try!

This post was originally published on August 2, 2017. The text and photos were updated on August 8, 2021. The review and rating have not been changed.

Quick and easy recipe for overripe bananas, perfect for a special breakfast or an afternoon snack!

Recipe Author: Kristin at Dizzy Busy and Hungry
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The Ingredients

I didn’t have to shop for any of the ingredients for these Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas. Can you believe it? I was thrilled!

The only small change I made was using canola oil spray instead of olive oil spray. I already had the canola spray on hand, and I didn’t foresee the change making a difference in the taste. I actually like the idea of canola spray better since it’s a more neutral-tasting oil.

Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas Ingredients
Bananas, cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg

The Process

I spent 7 minutes on this recipe from start to finish. It took me 3 minutes to prep and 4 to cook, which was just slightly more than the 5 minutes listed. However, the entire process was extremely easy.

Heating the overripe bananas softened them quickly, and they only needed 2 minutes on each side to warm through. The steam produced mixed with the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and created a delicious syrup.

As a result, my Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas were a bit wetter looking than the recipe’s photo, but I was okay with that. As I said, the syrup was delicious!

Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas
Step 4: The bananas have been added to the pan and dusted with the cinnamon/sugar mixture

So how was it?

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I ended up with a more syrupy dessert than pictured, but it tasted terrific. The slightly spicy taste of the cinnamon and nutmeg were an excellent contrast to the sweetness of the bananas and sugar. I loved that there are only 4 ingredients and that I had everything on hand. Using 2 bananas made a small, light dessert for my husband and me. I will be making this every time I have extra bananas on hand.
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