Caramelised oven baked bananas

Caramelized oven baked banana on a black plate with ice cream.

Caramelised oven baked bananas

These caramelised oven baked bananas are warm, soft and absolutely delicious. This healthy and easy dessert is the perfect way to use up any overripe bananas, and one of my go-to desserts. Low on calories and sugar free, these are slimming world friendly and suitable for most diets. An excellent weeknight treat!

I love a good treat once in a while, and this is one of my favourite weeknight desserts. It’s easy to make, and you can roast the bananas while eating dinner. If you want to try out some other dessert recipes, this strawberry cream cheese parfait is a family favorite, and my Norwegian apple cake (eplekake) is one of the most popular recipes on the blog.

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Baked banana on a black plate with ice cream in the background

How to make oven baked bananas

Cut the bananas in half lengthwise. I prefer to keep them in their banana skins, as it will look more appetising on the plate. It’s also easier to eat from the skins! Pre-heat your oven to 180°C / 160°C fan oven / 350°F / gas mark 4. Add the bananas to a baking sheet, skin sides down. Sprinkle cinnamon and honey or agave syrup on top, and add the tray to the oven.

The bananas are ready to come out after 15-20 minutes. The banana skins will have turned completely black, and the bananas will have gone completely soft. Eat the banana by scooping out the soft fruit mash with a spoon.

Serve the bananas with banana based dairy free coffee ice cream or cherry ice cream.

Sliced oven baked bananas on a baking sheet ready to bake on a marble table.

Tips for a perfect result

  • I prefer using honey, but you can use agave syrup for a vegan version of the dish. Agave syrup creates the same caramelised texture, with a pleasant sweetness.
  • Use proper ripe bananas for this recipe. Ideally they should at least have some black spots. Green bananas are under ripe and starchy, and should be avoided.

Caramelised oven baked bananas

These caramelised oven baked bananas are warm, soft and absolutely delicious. Low on calories and sugar free, these are slimming world friendly and suitable for most diets. An excellent weeknight treat!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: bananas, cinnamon, honey
Servings: 4
Calories: 62kcal
Cost: Cheap

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp honey or agave syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  •  Pre-heat your oven to 180°C / 160°C fan oven / 350°F / gas mark 4. 
  • Cut the bananas in half lengthwise. I prefer to keep them in their banana skins, as it will look more appetising on the plate.
  • Add the bananas to a baking sheet, skin sides down. Sprinkle cinnamon and honey or agave syrup on top, and add the tray to the oven.
  • The bananas are ready to come out after 15-20 minutes. The banana skins will have turned completely black, and the bananas will have gone completely soft.

Notes

  • I prefer using honey, but you can use agave syrup for a vegan version of the dish. Agave syrup creates the same caramelised texture, with a pleasant sweetness.
  • Use proper ripe bananas for this recipe. Ideally they should at least have some black spots. Green bananas are under ripe and starchy, and should be avoided.
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2 Comments
  • alyssa | everydaymaven
    Posted at 18:41h, 11 November Reply

    That sounds SO good and so easy!! I have to try it with my kids! Thanks for including my ice cream recipe 🙂

    • Tonje
      Posted at 06:37h, 12 November Reply

      Thank you! I was happy to include your recipe, it’s a great combo! 🙂

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