Broiled bananas are tasty and very easy to make. They make a great snack when spooned over cool, creamy Greek yogurt.
Broiled bananas are such a delicacy! And they are so easy to make. I love bananas. I’m so sad that they are high in carbs, so I don’t get to eat them very often. But I serve bananas quite often to my growing, active kids. And when I do, I always sneak a taste or two. 🙂
I love raw bananas, but I have to admit that broiled bananas are way better than raw, because broiling caramelizes the bananas and makes them super creamy. (Fried bananas are wonderful too).
What bananas to use in this recipe
The best bananas for this recipe are just ripe – not overly so, but definitely not underripe, and preferably not overripe. So if you have overripe bananas, stick with banana bread, or make this delicious chocolate banana pudding.
How to sweeten broiled bananas
I actually don’t add any sweetener to these broiled bananas, because it’s unnecessary. Bananas are very sweet, and broiling them brings out that sweetness.
How to serve broiled bananas
To balance out their sweetness and make this into a more balanced, nutritious snack, I like to spoon the hot broiled bananas over thick, creamy Greek yogurt, as shown in the photos. Mmmm tasty!
Is this a healthy recipe?
That would depend on your definition of “healthy.” Bananas are nutritious. However, they are high in carbs. So if you need to limit your carb intake, they are not the best choice for you.
Can I keep leftovers?
I honestly don’t know. I never tried to keep leftovers of these broiled bananas. According to Parents.com, you can keep mashed bananas in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 3 days. So this could apply here too.
- 1 teaspoon plus one tablespoon melted unsalted butter
- 1 large ripe banana sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Position oven rack 4 inches below the broiler, and heat the broiler on high.
- Lightly brush a small broiler-safe baking dish with a teaspoon of melted butter. Arrange the banana slices in the dish, in one layer. Drizzle with butter.
- Place the baking dish under the broiler and cook until the bananas begin to caramelize, about 4 minutes. Watch them closely, so they don't burn.
- Divide the yogurt between two small dessert bowls. Spoon the bananas over the yogurt. Serve immediately.