Caramelized Banana Topping –

Caramelized bananas are one of those superfoods that are delicious, easy to make, and healthy for you, yet hardly anyone knows about them. Well, let me teach you how to make them.

I love caramelized bananas. I don’t love the way they turn the entire banana into a molten mass of sweet, sticky, gooey caramel, but I love the way they taste. I use them in muesli, muffins, pancakes and oatmeal, not to mention in banana bread and banana ice cream.

Most banana bread recipes start with a mashed banana that gets cooked down with the rest of the ingredients (typically oatmeal or wheat flour). However, as is often the case, you can’t just mash up a banana and call it a day. The banana takes on a whole different flavor profile when cooked and caramelized instead of just baked.

And I must say, I’m excited to get back into the swing of things by sharing this extremely simple Topping of Caramelized Bananas recipe with you.

This topping is delicious spooned over delicate buttermilk pancakes for breakfast.

To finish your day, sprinkle another little scoop over some vanilla ice cream in the evening.

Bananas at the start, bananas at the finish. Bookends made of bananas!

Thank you very much!

Caramelized Banana Topping

Caramelized Banana Topping

Serves 8
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time Time limit: 10 minutes
Total amount of time 1 hour 15 minutes

Caramelized banana topping is a delicious addition to pancakes or vanilla ice cream. Making this dish is simple and quick. Caramelized bananas are a must-have right now!


  • 6 tblsp butter (unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (dark brown) (packed)
  • 2 bananas, medium to large (cut into 1/4 inch pieces)
  • vanilla extract (1/2 teaspoon)


On pancakes, a caramelized banana topping is a fantastic alternative for syrup.

A warm dollop of topping over vanilla ice cream is also delicious!

Enjoy! –


Step 1
Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a large pan over medium heat.

Stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar until well mixed.

Raise the temperature to medium-high.

Stir in 2 sliced bananas, carefully swirling and rotating banana slices to avoid burning.

Cook until the butter/sugar combination begins to caramelize.

Take the pan off the heat and add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence.


Caramelized bananas are a delicious and healthy addition to your breakfast, snack, dessert, or smoothies! Adding them to your cereal is a great way to start the day and they also make a yummy and healthy topping for ice cream, pancakes, and more.. Read more about banana topping for ice cream and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make caramelized bananas?

Caramelized bananas are made by cooking the bananas in a pan with sugar and butter.

Can I microwave bananas?

Yes, you can microwave bananas.

Can bananas be cooked?

No, bananas cannot be cooked.

Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.