September 24, 2021

Baked Bananas

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These 3 ingredient Baked Bananas are a quick & easy dessert that’s naturally gluten free, paleo and vegan-friendly! Great for kids and adults!

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I LOVE bananas.

Honestly could eat them every day, all day and a million different ways.

Sure, I love them just plain and peeled. But, I’ll never say no to a slice of high protein banana bread or a stack of paleo banana pancakes on Sunday morning.

Heck, I even wrote a post on how to freeze bananas for smoothies since this girl ALSO loves a banana split smoothie bowl for breakfast. All these banana eating ways are good and all, but this simple little roasted banana recipe MIGHT just be my FAV.

Maybe even more than the whole baked pears with honey!

What kind of bananas should I use?

Bananas are such a versatile fruit. They’re sweet, filling, have the most satisfying texture, and are downright DELISH.

One of the main reasons I absolutely love bananas is that they are so easy to use in baking. They add richness and sweetness and serve as a binding ingredient to hold together muffins, loaves, cookies, you name it! Also, they make anything you bake or cook so tender and moist (sorry to use that word but it’s so true) like in my High Protein Banana Bread Recipe and Paleo Banana Pancakes with Coconut Flour

When baking bananas on their own or in baked goods like these, you’ll have better results if you use very ripe bananas with lots of spots. They’re softer, they’re sweeter, and are that much more delicious when making roasted banana.

slices of banana on a cutting board with honey

Baked Banana Ingredients

In my opinion, delicious, satisfying desserts don’t always have to be complicated. Some of my favorite desserts are also the simplest to make, and these baked bananas are at the top of my list! They only require a few ingredients, but they really satisfy the craving for a sweet, warm, baked treat at the end of the day. Imagine devouring a warm baked banana by a cozy fireplace at Christmas time. MMMM, there’s nothing better! This recipe only requires a few ingredients. You will need:

Large, Ripe BananasHoneySaltCinnamon
roasted bananas on a cookie sheet

How to Roast Banana

Pretty simple ingredient list, am I right!? You may already have these ingredients on hand, so let’s get baking!

I’m going to show you how to cook bananas in a simple, easy way! These baked cinnamon bananaswill be ready to enjoy in a few easy steps:


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper. 


After peeling your bananas, slice them lengthwise and place them cut side up on the baking sheet. Rub the bananas generously with honey and a pinch of salt. 


Bake your bananas in the preheated oven until they are soft and tender. This should take about 15-20 minutes. 


Sprinkle each banana with cinnamon and devour!! I would bake a bunch if I were you, because you’ll be coming back for seconds- GUARANTEED.

sliced baked bananas with cinnamon on top

How to use Baked Bananas

Another reason I love this recipe, besides it being easy and delicious, is how many ways you can enjoy these tasty bananas! There are literally endless ways to use them. Here are a few great ways to enjoy them with family and friends:

Pancake toppings: That’s right, these would be a scrumptious addition to Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes or Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes.Eat them with homemade ice cream like my Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream Recipe or as a topping on these Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream BowlsEnjoy them at breakfast time on a cold winter morning alongside this Baked Oatmeal with brown sugar and molasses and a big mug of tea or coffee. Sounds so cozy, doesn’t it?

Baked Banana Dessert FAQ

can i put bananas in the oven?Yes! You absolutely can put bananas in the oven. This baked banana recipe cooks bananas in the oven until they’re soft and golden and warm. It’s a delicious way to enjoy them!

are bananas good for you?They most certainly are good for you! Bananas are high in both vitamin C and Potassium, among other vitamins and minerals. They provide your body with energy and contribute to good heart health and healthy skin.

can i make this recipe vegan?Yes, you totally can make this recipe vegan! Simply use agave nectar instead of honey.

Other Healthy Banana Recipes

Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Bread

Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Banana Cashew Flax Seed Smoothie

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Baked Bananas

These 3 ingredient Baked Bananas are a quick & easy dessert that’s naturally gluten free, paleo and vegan friendly! Great for kids and adults!Course DessertCuisine AmericanPrep Time 5minutesCook Time 15minutesTotal Time 20minutesServings 2PeopleCalories 153.4kcalAuthor Taylor


2Large, ripe bananas2tspHoneySaltCinnamon


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
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Peel the bananas and slice them in half length wise, placing on the baking sheet cut-side up.
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Rub the bananas with honey and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
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Bake until soft, about 15-20 mins.
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Sprinkle with cinnamon and DEVOUR!
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Calories: 153.4kcalCarbohydrates: 39.8gProtein: 1.5gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 79.7mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 25.3gVitamin A: 2.2IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 0.9mgIron: 2.6mg


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Cinnamon PowderNutrition FactsBaked Bananas
Amount Per Serving Calories 153.4Calories from Fat 5% Daily Value*Fat 0.5g1%Saturated Fat 0.2g1%Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1gSodium 79.7mg3%Carbohydrates 39.8g13%Fiber 3.6g15%Sugar 25.3g28%Protein 1.5g3%Vitamin A 2.2IU0%Vitamin C 20mg24%Calcium 0.9mg0%Iron 2.6mg14%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


(per 1 banana)

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