Honey Glazed Fried Bananas

friedbananas07.jpgFried bananas are a wonderful dessert to serve alone or with ice cream (I like Haagen Dazs Hawaiian Lehua Honey & Sweet Cream). A good drizzle of honey sweetens this dessert to suit your taste. I made this one on an impulse when we had a lot of bananas left over from smoothies, and we were instantly sold.

You’ll need bananas (1 banana makes 4 pieces), sugar, peanut oil for frying, and a light tempura batter.


Peel the bananas, cut them in half, and slice each half lengthwise.


Firmly press each slice with your fingers to soften the banana. Lay the banana pieces out evenly and cover them with a generous layer of sugar. You really want to coat the bananas in a good layer of sugar, which will caramelize into a sweet crust when fried.


Roll the bananas over and coat the other side, so the sugar covers the entire surface.


Roll the bananas in tempura batter.


Using an appropriate fryer, heat the peanut oil to 400 F. Make sure not to overload the fryer, or the bananas won’t be crispy. Do a few batches if you have to. Let the bananas fry until they take on an even golden brown.


Serve the fried bananas with a generous coating of honey, drizzled over the plate. Top it off with a dusting of powdered sugar.



9 Responses to “Honey Glazed Fried Bananas”

  1. SC Says:

    Deep fry always makes it taste better.

  2. dragonfly183 Says:

    You know i have heard that fried bananas are really really good. i have never had the guts to try them though.

  3. Matthew Says:

    Looks delicious!

  4. mariewalt Says:

    I haven’t had fried bananas since long before I left Peru, this sounds so good I might just have to try it myself.

    Oh… since I’m not really a cook… I know this will sound silly… do I find tempura batter in the regular grocery store or do I need to order it online?

  5. cuzoogle Says:

    those look so good

  6. nick Says:

    I like the idea of your Honey Glazed Fried Bananas it looks very nice.

  7. Fred Says:

    OMG, that looks so good! I definitely need to try it someday!

    … bookmarked! 🙂

  8. Gregorio Says:

    I haven’t eaten these since I was a kid in Thailand they are really awesome.I’m going to make some now that I have your recipe. Thanks for this post.

  9. Bogie Says:

    Looks good and looks easy to prepare. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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