Warm, sweet and gooey Baked Bananas are such a simple dessert, but there are so many different ways to serve them to have them a different way every time. Baking bananas really brings out the flavour and the sweetness and makes the perfect dessert for a cold winter night. Less than 130 calories for a super sweet dessert too.
This is probably one of the easiest recipes I have posted, but it’s too good not to share. When the weather starts getting colder, I start craving really comforting desserts, which usually aren’t the healthiest, so I have been looking at ways to still eat dessert without them all being too indulgent.
For this dessert, you simply bake some banana slices with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. How easy is that! The hard part is deciding what to eat them with.
Why should you try it?
✔ Super easy
✔ A great way to use up over-ripe bananas
✔ Only 130 calories
✔ Kids love them
✔ So many different ways to use them.
How To Bake Bananas
As I say, this is a really simple dessert. You could keep the skin on the bananas and bake them skin on and scoop the banana out to eat, but we like to peel them and then slice them lengthways. You could also just cut the banana in to chunks and cook it like that.
Then you drizzle it with a little honey (this will make the bananas lovely and caramelised), but you can leave this out if you want to make them lower in calories, or suitable for kids under 1. The final step is a sprinkle of cinnamon and then baking for 15 minutes.
Do They Need Extra Sweetener?
Baking bananas brings out their natural sweetness, and makes them soft and gooey and oh-so-comforting. But we like them to go a little bit caramelised when baking, which is why we add a drizzle of honey to them. You could use maple syrup instead to make them vegan – and remember that honey isn’t suitable for kids under 1 year.
What Else Can You Add?
This is such a simple recipe, which means there is lots of opportunity to mix things up a bit and add some extras. If you want an easy adult dinner party dessert, then make this with a splash of rum (and serve with coconut ice cream). So good!
Swap the cinnamon for ginger or nutmeg and you could also add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the dish.
What To Serve Baked Bananas With?
We really like these on some porridge for breakfast or with some Greek yoghurt and pecans for dessert. But when we want something a little more indulgent, then we serve the with some scoops of vanilla or coconut ice cream and then a caramel drizzle and some nuts.
Other Topping Ideas:
- Chocolate Chips
- Flaked Almonds
- Desiccated coconut
- Nut butter (peanut, almond or cashew)
- The length of time the bananas take too cook depends on how ripe your bananas are to begin with and how soft you like them once cooked.
- You can bake them skin on, and then scoop the banana out when eating.
- If you want to make these lower in calories, then leave out the honey. The bananas will still be soft and gooey, but not as caramelised or as sweet.
- Serve with ice cream, yoghurt, or put on porridge for breakfast.
How To Make Honey Baked Bananas – step by step:
One: Slice the bananas in half lengthways and put in an oven proof dish.
Two: Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Three: Put in a preheated oven at 200C for 15 minutes and serve.
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- 4 bananas
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- Slice the bananas in half and put in an oven proof dish.
- Drizzle the honey over them and sprinkle the cinnamon on top.
- Put in a preheated oven at 200C/390F for 15 minutes.