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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Brazilian Fried Bananas

Here is a simple and easy fruit based dessert from Brazil. Bananas are toasted in butter until golden brown and flavored with cinnamon sugar and all it takes is less than 10 minutes. I usually associate apple in this kind of dessert but definitely not bananas. And I was not expecting it to taste so good that I ended up making two batches of fried bananas on the same day. My daughter, whom I was not even counting to do the taste testing decided to try it as soon as she entered home and smelled something cinnamon. The girl who acts like she is food-phobic decided that she was going to have them again at dinner. They were that good. 

This is a recipe one can try when they have bananas in surplus. However bananas that are going to be used should be ripe yet firm, not the overly ripe and mushy kind. I think these fried bananas would taste extra good if prepared with sweeter variety bananas. The regular bananas would have a tinge of tanginess after the roasting. They can be served as it is warm or with ice cream if preferred. 

1 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 big sized bananas or 4 - 5 small bananas
2 to 3 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

* Heat a griddle pan and melt butter over it. 
* Peel the two bananas and cut each banana lengthwise. Now again cut each banana piece into two. (There are totally 8 banana pieces now.)
* Place the banana slices over the griddle, cut sides down. Fit as many banana slices as the griddle can fit without overlapping.
* Meanwhile, mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and keep aside.
* Toast the bananas until the bottom side turns golden brown, about 3 minutes or so. Tilt the pan once or twice if you notice the butter moving towards the edges so that bananas are browned nice and even. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar generously over the banana slices and flip them with a spatula, taking care not to break them. (Actually I noticed that using two plastic knives was more convenient to flip the bananas.)
* Toast the bananas for another 2 - 3 minutes, until the flip side turns golden brown as well. Sprinkle the bananas with cinnamon sugar again.
* Serve the fried bananas warm as it is or with ice cream.

This goes to Blogging Marathon under 'Recipes from Southern Hemisphere' Theme.




rajani said...

I have had these before and it tastes so so delicious. Like you said, it’s not at all what I expected from bananas. I think ripe plantains work better here as they are more firm as well. Oh now I also want to make these :-))!

vaishali sabnani said...

The minute I read the name - I said to myself omg ! Perhaps because I am not a banana fan . After looking at these and ready your post I feel like trying them , they really look awesome !

cookwithrenu said...

I can understand the taste, they look yum and tasty. Cinnamon and fried in butter definitely adds to the taste. Your description reminded me when I made a split banana Icecream. I shallow fried the banana's and was like will I eat it, but they were just wow.

jayashree said...

Now I want to try this one, it looks yumm and a few easily available ingredients. Lovely share for the theme.

Kalyani said...

i have a slightly differnt version of this , and the cinnamon and butter surely added to this... lovely toasty flavoured bananas there....Guess you made 3 desserts (sweets) for the theme now :p

Harini R said...

Wow! this is something I should try for sure. These bananas sure look very tempting.

Priya Suresh said...

Just fantabulous, with easy ingredients am sure this fried bananas with a scoop of vanilla is quite enough to finish my dessert rite now.

cookingwithsapana said...

I have once made fried plantains but never tried with bananas. Cinnamon and butter in the recipe sound superb.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Wow! This is an ultimate dessert for any banana lover. I remember making this during my early days of blogging but it never saw the blog as I couldn't capture it well.

MySpicyKitchen said...

I am not a banana fan but these are tempting. Quick and easy exotic looking dessert!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I have eaten similar caramelized banana with a scoop of ice cream and loved it. I am so tempted to make it now. Looks delicious!

sushma said...

Fried bananas looks so good, love the color it has got. Must try dish.

Swati said...

Fried Banana dessert!! this is something so new to me but it looks so delicious.. I think kids will also enjoy these with some whipped cream and nuts..