grilled bananas
Desserts, Food, Recipes

Grilled Bananas – Posted by John!

If you are searching for an easy and tasty dessert; look no further!  While Sarah was away last week I wanted to fix a special treat for the boys and so I came up with Grilled Bananas!  The grill is my domain, it’s where I feel the most comfortable cooking and I realized I could easily incorporate my favorite cooking tool into a “dad’s dessert station.”

In the Paleo world many folks are stumped as to what they can make for dessert without the introduction of sugars or artificial sweeteners. The reality is; fruit provides enough natural sweetness and there is no need to look any further.  This particular recipe is about as easy as it comes and is definitely kid approved.  You need about 15 minutes of your time and a whole 2 ingredients (banana’s and cinammon), well one other important tool is needed, the grill!

I hope you all enjoy this easy yet satisfying recipe.

note:  You could take this a step further and whip up some heavy cream and finely chop some walnuts or almonds to create a Banana split of sorts.

Grilled Bananas

2 bananas, quartered LEAVE PEELS ON


Coconut oil (if desired)

Brush the open side of the banana with coconut oil if desired then sprinkle on cinnamon to taste.  Grill open side down (peel up) for 2-4 minutes, flip and grill peel down for another 2-4 minutes or until the peel starts to separate from the fruit.  Remove from the grill and serve.  It’s fun to eat it right out of the peel.


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Sarah Fragoso

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  1. great new idea for bananas!

    1. Ron Bisbee says:

      YUM. I used organic syrup and honey.

  2. Marcus says:

    I make these on a somewhat regular basis. I like to drizzle mine with honey and sprinkle cinnamon.

  3. Lori says:

    Do you think this would work on a George Foreman grill?

  4. scott says:

    Just bought the book and my wife and kiddos are enjoying the adventure!

    This will make a great addition, and perfect timing for the use of our remaining bananas as we’re making banana bread from “Make It Paleo”.


  5. Zomg awesome. If cooking turns yucky plaintains into delicious fruits, I can only imagine what heights it will take already-sweet bananas ;D

  6. charity says:

    I have been know to saute a banana or two in coconut oil, adding in some slivered almonds or walnuts and maple syrup served over plain yogurt…mmm…. Great idea.

  7. WildGrok says:

    John you are in trouble, wait till Sara comes back
    I am going to try this recipe today!

  8. I like to heat banana with cinnamon, coconut oil, a few raisins and a dash of water in the toaster oven for breakfast. Goes great with eggs, etc.

  9. I use to make bananas fosters. This looks good and paleo.

  10. Yum! I tried to do this once with plantains in my cast iron skillet, but apparently they weren’t ripe enough. They turned into crunchy plantain “fries.” Probably should just stick with bananas and make it a sweet!

  11. Alison says:

    I just fried some in a no-stick pan with olive oil. If you cook them at about medium or a bit lower they don’t stick as much and take about 6 or 7 minutes per side. I let them really get blackened so the sugars can concentrate and caramelize. They’re great as is.

  12. Gareth says:

    I did this once with dry pork rub. Sweet and spicy!

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