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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
16 slices
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut each banana half into 3 or 4 pieces.

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  • Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a shallow bowl.

  • 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

169 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 30.5g 10% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 41.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2016
I followed the recipe to a T with the exception of only using 1 banana (just for me) so I changed the serving size to reflect that. I had plenty of sugar mixture left over so that can easily be reduced. This was surprisingly tasty the smell of the bananas browning in the butter was just heavenly. DO make sure you use very firm bananas as they will soften and sweeten.. I can see this being a disaster if you use a ripe bananas (they will turn to mush). Mine cooked up in 10 minutes (5 on each side). I served mine as a trio on a plate to make it look more appealing. Placed some on top of melted dark chocolate and served alongside some fresh whipped cream. This would be fantastic like suggested on vanilla ice cream and you could even use the leftover butter in the pan to make a quick caramel. Would love to try this as a topping to some pancakes for a special breakfast. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2016
I followed the recipe to a T with the exception of only using 1 banana (just for me) so I changed the serving size to reflect that. I had plenty of sugar mixture left over so that can easily be reduced. This was surprisingly tasty the smell of the bananas browning in the butter was just heavenly. DO make sure you use very firm bananas as they will soften and sweeten.. I can see this being a disaster if you use a ripe bananas (they will turn to mush). Mine cooked up in 10 minutes (5 on each side). I served mine as a trio on a plate to make it look more appealing. Placed some on top of melted dark chocolate and served alongside some fresh whipped cream. This would be fantastic like suggested on vanilla ice cream and you could even use the leftover butter in the pan to make a quick caramel. Would love to try this as a topping to some pancakes for a special breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2015
These may not be pretty but they certainly were tasty served over a big scoop of vanilla ice cream My bananas were a bit ripe but you really do want to use very firm bananas to keep them from getting too soft. Nandabear simple recipe but a good one! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2015
Delicious! Will definitely make these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2019
This was delicious but honestly I used more bananas than the recipe called for and there was still sugar left over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2020
I cut the sugar out and just fried these with cinnamon and butter. Put them over big fluffy waffles instead of syrup. DELICIOUS! Read More