Caramelized Bananas

Fondation OLO | Recette | Bananes caramélisées
the illustrated version
of this recipe
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Cost per serving: 50¢
  • Storage: Serve immediately, before they lose their lovely appearance.
  • Kitchen tools: Measuring cups and spoons, cutting board, sharp knife, frying pan, small bowl, spoon, spatula (or fork).
  • This original recipe was developed by Extenso—the Université de Montréal reference centre on human nutrition.


  • 4 bananas
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) butter or non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) brown sugar
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) water


1. Cut each banana into two sections and then in half lengthwise (4 pieces for each banana).

2. In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

3. Add brown sugar and vanilla. Mix.

4. Place the bananas and the brown sugar mixture in a frying pan. Toss the bananas to coat with the brown sugar mixture.

5. Heat the frying pan over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, or until the bananas are warmed through and lightly browned.

6. Add the water to dilute the brown sugar mixture a little. Reheat for 1 minute and serve immediately.

Nutritional balance

This recipe provides foods from the following food group:

  • Fruits

Delicious served with yogurt or chocolate pudding.