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5 from 3 votes

Caramelized bananas

These caramelized bananas are quick, easy and delicious. On the table in just fifteen minutes, they are delicious on their own or with a scoop of ice cream. If you like bananas foster you are going to love these.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: banana dessert, Bananas forster without alcohol, Caramel bananas, grilled bananas, tropical dessert
Servings: 2 people


  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup (60gms) brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (20gms) butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons (40gms) golden syrup or light treacle
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Peel the bananas and cut them length ways, then in half.
  • Heat the fry pan on medium high heat.
  • Add the bananas, flat side down and allow to cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the butter, brown sugar, golden syrup, nutmeg and salt.
  • Flip the bananas once, giving the pan a gentle swirl to combine the caramel and spoon some of the liquid over the bananas.
  • Cook for another few minutes until bananas are golden brown and caramelized and cooked through.
  • Transfer to plates or bowls and serve immediately. Fabulous on its own, with some whipped cream or a scoop of banana or vanilla ice cream. Delicious!