Banana churros, or churro banana bites, is an easy sweet treat made by pan frying ripe banana slices in butter or coconut oil, then coating them in cinnamon sugar.
Banana churro slices is an excellent way to use up any leftover ripe bananas you might have. This sweet treat makes for a great dessert, and it’s easy to make both a single serving and a larger batch.
To make these banana churros, you will need bananas, coconut sugar (or regular sugar) and cinnamon.
You will also need either coconut oil or butter to cook the banana slices.
Want soft, mushy bananas? – Use very ripe bananas, or cook them for longer.
Want more solid banana churro pieces? – Use less ripe bananas, and be careful not to cook them for too long.
Slice the bananas. Combine the coconut sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Melt the coconut oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Add the banana slices.
Sprinkle half the cinnamon sugar over the bananas. Leave it to cook for about 30 seconds, then flip the banana slices over and sprinkle with the other half of the cinnamon and sugar.
Allow a few minutes for the sugar to start dissolving, then remove it from the heat and serve!
🥗 Serving suggestions
I also think these would be amazing to add in banana bread!
If you have any leftovers (doubt it!), you can store them in the fridge for up to 2 days. Serve them cold, or reheat them if you prefer warm cinnamon banana slices.
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📋 Frequently asked questions
Why is there so much liquid in the banana churros? – The liquid will be water and sugar that’s released from the bananas as well as the added sugar. Riper bananas will give more sugary liquid. This sweet liquid can be discarded, or used.
Can I use vegetable oil or olive oil? – No, avoid these. They will give the bananas an oily flavor. Unsalted butter and coconut oil are the best options here.
Why coconut sugar? – I tend to use coconut sugar as it has a lot of health benefits compared to regular granulated sugar, but for this recipe you can use whichever you prefer.
- 2 bananas
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp coconut oil (or butter)
- Slice the bananas. Combine the coconut sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Melt the coconut oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Add the banana slices.
- Drizzle half the cinnamon sugar over the bananas. Leave it to cook for about 30 seconds, then flip the banana slices over and drizzle with the other half of the cinnamon and sugar.
- Allow a few minutes for the sugar to start dissolving, then remove it from the heat and serve!