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Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a shallow bowl. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat; add banana slices and cook until golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer banana slices to a paper towel-lined plate. Coat banana slices, 1 at a time, with cinnamon-sugar. Have you ever had Pan Fried Bananas?

They are super simple, ready in a flash and have zero added sugar. Spiced with some cinnamon and kicked up a notch with a drop of vanilla and fried until crispy, these sweet bananas are sure to become a staple in your home. PAN FRIED BANANAS. Place a non-stick pan over a medium heat, and allow to heat up for a few minutes.

Step 2 Slice the banana in half, then slice through the middle of each half. Step 3. Slice bananas into half, lengthwise. Evenly mix sugar and cinnamon in a shallow container or plate. Heat-up oil on a frying pan at medium-high heat.

While waiting for the oil to heat up, place bananas in the sugar flat side down. Lightly spray a large skillet with nonstick oil spray. Warm over medium heat.

Add the banana rounds and sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon mixture on top. Cook for about 2-3 minutes. Flip the rounds, sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon mixture. Cook for 2-3 more minutes until the bananas are soft and warmed through. The bananas get softer when you cook them, so over ripe bananas would get really mushy.

Add the honey, butter and cinnamon to a frying pan. Then heat them up until they are completely combined. Add the bananas and cook over medium-high heat until they’re browned.

Remove the peels from the bananas and slice them 1/2″ inch thick. Set a nonstick skillet over medium to medium high heat** and add the oil or butter, honey, cinnamon, and salt. Don’t limit yourself, though. You’re better than that. Pan-fried cinnamon bananas are the answer to all of life’s questions. (Or at least the ones you have in the kitchen.) All you need is.

Slice the bananas into 1/4-inch slices and sprinkle the slices with the cinnamon. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Add the coconut oil and swirl to coat.

Add the banana slices in a single layer. Maduros (Sweet Plantains) Recipe Ingredients. When it comes to simple side dishes, these plantains are as good as it gets. You don’t need much to make the best fried plantains. They are incredibly easy to make with just 2 ingredients!

Ripe plantains are pan fried.

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Sprinkle the sugar over the bananas and cook, still over high heat, turning, until they’re golden and caramel-coated on both sides.

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Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly coat a large or 8 small bananas, nonstick sauté pan with the oil and place over low peeled medium heat.

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Turn the heat to medium and stir and fry for another 10 minutes or until the bananas have browned and turned to a kind of soft toffee.

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  • Put those banana’s in between French Toast with Maple Syrup, A Thin Sausage Patty,Bacon,raspberry Jam, Spoon of Creamcheese infused whipcream ontop and crushed cashews

  • Years from now this guy will look at this video and he will cringe at his mannerisms. b…a…n…s “bananas.” My….! Nice tutorial though

  • Ohmygosh! If you had a restaurant would fly to America to eat your food… or fly to wherever you live, but not stalker style, cos that’s creepy for me even. Its hard to find marshmallow thats spreadable in australia:(

  • Hey Joann, thank you so much for sharing this quick and easy recipe. Tried it tonight and it was fantastic! Especially because I love bananas.:)

  • Thank you!!! My toddler loved it!!! Finger foods, simple and easy, keep em coming!!! 😉 and i love your true step by step guide:)

  • Yum!we in india use raw plantains a lot.And i used these to make fish cutlets instead if potatoes as i lost a lot of weight(70lbs) and i am watching my weight.

  • I have re-discovered “PLANTAINS” at my fortys in Belgium, Europe, after having some reluctance to the fruit! It seemed like an unappetiting kind of fruit, until a filipina friend of mine kept talking about “baloy” or a sort of banana in the Philippines! This “baloy” is another sort of banana which is used for boiling, and I never really liked it as a child, until I rediscovered the taste, having to fry them with oil! Now, I can’t live without it anymore this “plantain”!

  • Great job dude, neverming the hate, unfortunatly, this is the internet. But this is the thing, when you are doing something you love and being informative and helping out people, only EXTREMELY insecure people would ever make fun of you. For that reason. You already won. Keep being yourself.

  • OMG….this simple cooking stuff is making me as big as a barn…lol.. Have tried and enjoyed MANY of your video recipes..Thank you…

  • First mistake no water.second mistake you use butter. Teaspoon of granulated sugar on bananas before frying. pince of salt when frying the best

  • I have a spanish project and have to make this and bring it in to school so my class can try it this video really helped me out with it.Nice video������

  • I really like the sound of this, I think I will give it a go, I’m wanting to do a photo shoot with a book that mentions cinnamon banana honey and I had to do a search because I’ve never heard of that before.

  • made this morning used 1 banana and the oil no honey and put it on my waffles along with one sliced strawberry a tad of confectionery sugar and cool whip topping oh my it was good next time i will use the honey and water for my ice cream.. thank you…

  • LOL all you people who think plantains and bananas are the same thing should try sinking your teeth into a plantain..especially one that isnt very ripe….i guarantee you will never been mistaken again.

  • hi hon.  now u have my mouth watering for one of those banana fluffernutters, my tummy thanks u hehe,   a great snack i’m sure to try.  loved it.  take care and be safe. ralph xx

  • I have more banana recipes for you.
    Strawberry and Banana Quesadilla

    Chocolate Banana Sandwiches

    Banana Almond Sandwich: Healthy and Tasty Breakfast

    Easy Banana Pancakes

    Greek Yogurt and Banana for Breakfast

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  • Can you make a healthy alternative to sauce out of some kinda fat free yoghurt and milk? I mean can you figure out a recipe and then make the video

  • It’s 2am and I’m here searching for how to make something with banana in easy way��bc i don’t like banana so I’ll try to eat it with another way

  • I don’t think you can buy them in Poland:( Bananas are bananas are bananas, I don’t know what variety they serve us in stores:P They probably don’t know themselves.

  • You should add these to plain yoghurt along with granola and top with cinnamon! Soooo good and the syrup from the bananas adds sweetness too!

  • Mmmmmmm…..Honey fried bananas taste soooo good!! That taste sooo sweet and delicious bananas!! I loooove bananas!! Its my favourite!!:) Great recipe!! See u anytime!!

  • I usually have to go to a Salvadorian restaurant to get my fried plantain fix. One restaurant I go to has a breakfast plate of fried over easy eggs, refried beans with queso fresco and fried plantains with Salvadorian crema. I’m Mexican American, so I never grew eating plantains, but I love them. Thanks for posting, I just subscribed to your channel.

  • But, but won’t adding honey like that make the bananas tastes even better? Now don’t go putting those delicious morsels on any pancakes….you’ll be ruined for life.

  • I enjoy your videos so much! You have brought this old gal so many smiles and I appreciate it.

    I also appreciate the recipes and the time you take to make these videos.

    God bless you!

  • I can’t believe that I’m watching this xD here in my country (Dominican Republic) we export plantains for all over the world and I was shocked when I knew that in lot of places people just dump yellow plantains (yes, that’s how they’re called here translation to Spanish “Platano amarillo” no sweet plantains “platano dulce”) and actually if you people didn’t know, you can prepare desserts with it! it’s really delicious!

  • I just found your channel… Love it! and I have subscribed. My channel is tiny by comparison but please check it out and consider subscribing.

  • Goofy silly guys are my weakness. I don’t know why but it’s just… I need that in my life lol. aaaaanyway I’m gonna go make fried bananas now lol

  • LOL, it looks almost like a ‘cucur pisang’ / ‘cekodok’ in our country (Malaysia)..but we didnt fry the sliced bananas just d way it is.we coat it with some regular batter using plain flour,water and a pinch of salt and sugar to taste, and deep fry it.some like to top it with grated parmesan cheese.n we usually serve it with hot-sauce dip or just normal chilli sauce, as one might’s crispy n delicious.u shud try to make one:)

  • Are they best served warm? Great recipe.

    They look delicious but was that cinnamon that you topped it with at the end? It looks white like sugar or salt.

  • If you are from the Caribbean, you pretty much eat Plantains, every week. They look like Bananas but they don’t taste anything like them.

  • I just tried frying banana and after I ate one piece I was like yuck! Don’t ever use olive oil. And even just plain fried banana in butter just wasn’t what I hoped for! Needs batter

  • I know this video is 7 years old but would love more meatless videos like this!! Beans, rice and plantains are one of my fave dishes!!

  • Just tried this recipe. Instead of honey, I used Agave nectar. (Its all I had in the cabinet. lol) I also used almond extract. Its excellent! Thanks!

  • And just remember… you are the D.C. Fontana of your banana… or would that be… you are the Major Payne of your plantain. Either way, feel free to fruit your own horn when you decide to serve these.

    And as always, enjoy watching Food Wishes!

  • You have to be an ass hole to dislike this. It’s very useful and informative and the guy is just having fun. Some people need to be a bit more mature.

  • I have 3 huge green plantains I just bought yesterday for the first time ever n I cant wait till they turn ripe enough so I can cook em. I was born in the Bahamas in 1969 n never ate these or any island food. This stuff is better than fast food.:)thx for posting this.

  • First of all, I have to shout out how amazing it is that you mention high heat oil!!! So many people use olive oil to cook and technically it shouldn’t be heated. I use both avocado oil and grape seed oil. That might make a great video different oils and how they should be used.

    Second, I NEVER even thought of frying bananas! My mind is blown. I know you can fry plantains, but not bananas. Love it!


  • I have made these before. And I put them on vanilla ice cream and drizzled the honey sauce in the pan over the top. It was so good.:P

  • Put bananas in a frying pan with some sugar. How this video comes up 7th when I search for, ‘Fried banana recipe’, is beyond me. The mind boggles.

  • “coconut oil is so much cheaper” whut? In my place (horrible little shitty county called Latvia) it’s the most expensive. More expensive than extra virgin olive oil. I guess first world countries have it different in everything.

  • I know this video is extra extra viejo, as they say, but in case Chef John is checking the comments: the tostones video on your blog no longer loads. Do fried green plantains again, please por favor please! All the recipes I’ve seen look super-complicated, with two separate fryings with an ice water bath in between (for the plantains, not the chef). Complicated recipes are deal killers for me.

  • Platanos maduros are also a great breakfast treat with eggs over easy (…especially using a platano slice to dip into the creamy egg yolk). YUM!

  • Thank you for your easy to follow recipe. I did not know that the plantains had to be very ripe or that the oil heat had to be high!

  • HaHaHa! What an enthusiastic person you are? Ham it up man, enjoy being young! Signed, an Old Fogey PS Don’t worry about the mean people, they haven’t done anything. They are just jealous.

  • When you paired them with vanilla ice cream… Oh lord! I had to put the ingredients on my shopping list straight away. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Easy recipe. But do not, repeat, do not hear/cook.honey or combine honey with hot substances. It turns toxic. Produces toxins in the digestive system through a process called ‘ama’ in ayurvedic parlance. (Can google search). Here, the alternative would be: Mix the honey with lukewarm (avoid hot, even warm) water. Fry bananas. Wait for them to cool to room temp. Add the water-honey mix.

  • Thats exactly how I like them. They look exactly the ones from my local pollo chicken spot. The crisp dark edges are my favorite!

  • Bananas and plantains are the same thing. There is generally no linguistic distinction between the two in areas both are consumed.

  • I tried doing this a while ago but the honest ended up burning:(
    I never thought to add water to it so the sugar doesn’t heat up as quickly and actually absorbs into the banana a lot better! Thanks for another awesome video!

  • Woa. I eat these totally diffrent lmao. I saute them in melted butter on a pan, till they are the same color and texture as yours, then i drizzle on top some condensed milk. And sometimes i add nutella lol oh gosh i want some now

  • @97amendoim NO you fail… they are not the same thing… they may come from the same faimly but are defiantly not the same.. u can not eat plantains when raw thus makin it not a banana u have to cook it…. n bananas are sweeter than plantains so once again you fail.FAILURE i dnt care how many ppl agree with their little thumbs up u FAIL. go to africa n learn something coz obviously where ever u live is making u fail.

  • One thing though, I don’t think your pan handle should be sticking out cuz if you catch yourself on it all that burning,boiling,hot oil is flying over you

  • I never would have tried plantains if I hadn’t seen this video. Forgot the salt so just fried up slices in vegetable oil and it was still fantastic. As someone who’s really more of a beginner cook, thank you for showing off a simple, delicious, and unique (at least in my corner of the world) dish.

  • he said its a plantain. Go google it if you want the whole shebang of why they are different than bananas. They taste a little different than bananas. Bananas are soft and sweet. Plantains can be sweet but they are starchy, starchy as in like thick like a potato.

  • You explain everything so well, thank you for all the tips and details that most people forget to mension. I thought they were just different types of plantains.

  • I’m gonna make it just with cinnamon sugar and butter because this is too sweet for me. Maybe just cinnamon since bananas are sweet already.

  • Thank you! The plantains I bought were turning dark brown. I peeled and sliced them, then realized I didn’t know how to cook them. Your video saved the day! (night actually) thanx

  • If, like me, you completely cannot STAND bananas, would you like the fried green plantains? Or would it still taste similar to a banana? I was curious when he said that the green one tasted similar to a potato…

  • i realize this is a super old video, but putting a small slice of queso fresco on them and sticking it under the broiler for a minute to finish is fantastic.

  • The last time I had Sweet Plantains was over forty years ago. Never knew how it was made. Going to have some this week. Thanks for showing me.

  • Such a great variant of Bananas Foster’s. What makes it so cool is you can use them on other things then just ice cream. I want to try it with a little spice and or citrus.

  • They are never like a banana. False info. Plantains when really dark are mild and have a sweet tendency but absolutely nothing like a banana.

  • Hey Chef John, Chef Holly here… I am so glad you said wait for the plantains to get Dark… I wait for mine to get Black b/f I fry them… Thanks so much for this one… I am so sick of ppl making unsweetened tasteless plantains b/c they just don’t know to wait for them to turn Dark… Great job…

  • This might be a stupid question but how do you keep track of all the recipes you’ve made so far? Do you keep a big log of them all?

  • So simple, so good! Just back this week from a sailing vac in the BVIs, so I’ve been trying a number of Caribbean sides since I’ve been home. Did baked plantains earlier this week, had one leftover that I was letting ripen more (and yes, they DO look like bananas gone bad!). Maybe it’s a mind trick or something, but I used coconut oil the solid stuff that melts and I believe it enhanced the flavor of these chips. They made a perfect side to an omelette this morning.

    On another note I bought some canned “pigeon peas” (“gandules verdes” as Goya labels them) to try in a rice mix. Also encountered that in the islands, rather than black beans.

  • Yes, thanks for the tip Chef John. Next time when my mom tells me to not play with my food, I’ll say, ” But Mom, Chef John told me to.” Hehe…..Look out mother. -w-

  • As a Southerner, it hurts my ears to hear the poor food pronounced as a “plan-tane”-with accent on the second syllable, even!!! Please, talk to a Jamaican, Cuban…anyone from a country where they are actually grown…or even a Brit!

    “Plan-ten,” as in Mountain!! Sorry, had to get this off my chest.

  • They might be called the same thing in some countries; but the point remains, they are not the same. Try peeling a plantain with your hands or eating one raw the same way you would with a banana.:D

  • Hi ��
    Well today I tried this but in a different way. I added raw honey and cinnamon then fried it in butter.
    BUT! I will try your way. It seems more professional
    Thank you for the amazing video ��
    keep cooking!

  • will green plantains not turn brown? Just asking cause I bought a green one… (I feel dumb asking but I wanna eat plantains so bad lol)

  • well actually in some countries plantains are called bananas, but with other name (not the universally known banana). I personally think they’re of the same family though.

  • Chef John, THANK YOU for putting me on to plantains. I’ve made them several times since seeing this video, and I’m kind of obsessed with them now. Plus, my nutritionist friend tells me they’re very good for you!

  • Saw this on my Recommended page… Just wanted to correct something:

    That isn’t a bananathat’s a plantain. And yes, there is a big difference… if you are from the Caribbean you’ll have a better understanding.

  • My Cuban family has never tried this before, when I forced my granny to do it and I made everyone try it they all agreed it was delicious. Bringin new recipes to my fam.

  • Actually, the green ones are really good. I cut them to round slices then fry them and eat them with salt. And the yellow ones are equally as good with melted cheese.

  • bananas and plantain are physically different. Plantain has a much higher starch content making it easier to cook with them and not have them turn to mush like bananas will when cooked. Plantain tend to not be as sweet as bananas since bananas have a higher sugar content and more moisture.

  • I love fried plantains… my family comes from a tropical region and I grew up on them! Thanks for the video and spreading the word:)

  • I grew up with plantains! They’re delicious! We have many Chavez supermarkets in the Bay Area. They have a great selection of different plantains. ��

  • I havent been on youtube for a while and havent been wacthing ur channel and u suprised me with the intro! I love it and i love ur vids and sweet babys!! Keeps up ur hard work!!! ��

  • Hmm… I don’t know why, but your voice reminds me of Chris from the Elevator Show. Yes, it was random. Take it as a compliment.:)