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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."
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15 m servings 169 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (16 slices)

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  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; 6 g fat; 30.5 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g protein; 15 mg cholesterol; 42 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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 fro...

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 b...

Delicious! Will definitely make these again.