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Fried Banana

Fried Banana –  This is a simple recipe, but a good one. It has a nice gooey interior and a crispy crust around the edges.  It’s a sweet tasty treat that can be eaten as a side dish, snacks or as is. It’s simple, quick and delicious.  Once you give this a try, you will fall in love with it!

Fried Bananas

Some people are familiar with fried plantains, but not a lot of people know that Bananas can be fried.  Yes, bananas can be fried, and they can be quite addictive if done right.  You can serve it as a side dish, dessert or eat as is.



There are a couple of people who love to add sugar and cinnamon to their fried Banana to make it an exotic dessert. I usually don’t do this because Banana is sweet on its own. However, I do like to sprinkle a bit of salt on it to give it a sweet and salty taste.

The addition of salt may or may not be necessary depending on your preference. If you want to use this as a dessert, I will advise you skip the salt. On the other hand, if you choose to use this as a side, I will advise you season with a tiny amount of salt.

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How to fry Bananas

  • To make fried Bananas, simply
  • Preheat some cooking Oil, enough for deep frying.
  • Peel the bananas and slice into about a half-inch thickness.
  • Season with salt (optional) and fry.
  • Remove from the Oil and drain inside a colander once both sides are well fried
  • The result will be a well-fried banana with a gooey interior and a nice crispy crust around the edges.


You can watch the video on how to fry Bananas below:

How to choose the right Banana for making fried Banana

Choosing the right banana is very important when making fried bananas.

  • It’s important to choose a semi-ripe or ripe but firm bananas like the one in the picture below. The Banana should be yellow with Green tips. The result will be a well-fried banana with a gooey interior and a nice crispy crust around the edges.
  • If you choose the really ripe Bananas, it will turn out oily and mushy, and if you choose the over-ripe ones, it will completely disintegrate inside the Oil.
  • No, green Banana is not an option to consider for this recipe.

Right Bananas for frying

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  • Try not to drain on a paper towel because they are soft and highly caramelized. They will stick to the towel
  • If you like to have it over Ice cream, feel free to sprinkle it with some sugar and cinnamon before frying it.
  • If you are not eating the fried bananas immediately, try to put them in a plate and separate each of the slices, this will prevent the bananas from sticking to each other.


I love to serve my fried Bananas with Grilled Fish, Rice, Stew or just eat as is. Let me know how you like to eat yours!



Fried Banana

Fried Banana -  This is a simple recipe, but a good one. Fried Bananas are sweet tasty treats can be eaten as a side dish or even snacks. Once you give this a try you will definitely fall in love with it because it's simple, quick and delicious!
4.65 from 17 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: African, Asian, Mexican, north american
Keyword: easy, homemade
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 420kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu


  • 4 Bananas
  • Salt optional
  • Vegetable oil enough to deep fry


  • Peel the Bananas and cut into slices about a half-inch thick. Season with salt (optional)
  • Fry in oil over medium to high heat flipping over a couple of times until golden brown.


Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 1690mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 302IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 7th of March 2023

I tried making fried bananas few weeks ago. I'm quite good at making fried plantain, so I thought how much harder could it be with bananas? A lot harder it turns out. Every single banana disintegrated in the frying pan. I ended up making & eating a pot full of discoloured yellow mush all by myself, because my wife wouldn't come near it. It tasted very good, but it looked like s***

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Sunday 30th of April 2023

Sorry about that,Jay. Plantains turn out better when fried than bananas.

Aminda Ismail

Monday 14th of December 2020

In Malaysia .. eating fried bananas has long been a way of life, you can find many stalls selling fried bananas in residential areas, fried banana coated flour is the most popular...

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Wow! That is so good to know. 😍😍😍


Tuesday 14th of April 2020


Rick Vargas

Wednesday 13th of November 2019

I've always eaten plantains. I tried your yellow fry bananas recope, it was awesome. Family enjoyed it and it is so simple to make. Thank you Chef Lola


Thursday 24th of January 2019

Ooh this looks great! I've only had fried plantains (savoury) or banana fritters (fried in a batter and served as a dessert). I love the idea of a sweet-salty combo!

Lola Osinkolu

Thursday 24th of January 2019

I’m so glad you love it Sarah, and thanks so much for taking the time to comment!