Fried Sweet Bananas


A very traditional breakfast or dessert in northeast Brazil, bananas or plantains are fried in butter and coated with cinnamon-sugar. Delicious with vanilla ice cream too.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
16 slices


  • 3 firm bananas, halved lengthwise

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 3 tablespoons butter


  1. Cut each banana half into 3 or 4 pieces.

  2. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a shallow bowl.

  3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat; add banana slices and cook until golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer banana slices to a paper towel-lined plate. Coat banana slices, 1 at a time, with cinnamon-sugar.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of cinnamon-sugar. The actual amount of cinnamon-sugar consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
6g Fat
31g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 215mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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