Grilled Bananas make a delicious dessert that is loaded with smoky flavor and is easy to make. Grilled fruit makes the ultimate side dish to all your BBQ’s.

Grilled Bananas on a platter
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We make a lot of Grilled Chicken Recipes for a quick and easy summertime meal. It just makes sense to make our desserts and side dish on the grill to make clean up a breeze.

If you love the flavor of these grilled bananas, then you must try Grilled Pineapple Recipe, Grilled Apples or these Grilled Tomatoes.

Why This Recipe Works

You only need a few pantry ingredients to make this Grilled Bananas Recipe. The combination of the brown sugar and cinnamon gives the bananas the sweet and warm flavors. As the bananas cook it creates a delicious caramelized texture.

Make them on your next camping trip over a campfire or in a cast iron skillet. Serve as a dessert, snack or a side dish.

Ingredients

Ingredients- bundle of bananas, oil, melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon
  • Bananas – This recipe best to use Firm Bananas
  • Melted Butter – We used unsalted butter
  • Brown Sugar – Use maple syrup or honey for a delicious substitute

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How to Make Grilled Bananas

  • Step 1 – Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit).  
Banana cut in half on a cutting board with a bowl of melted butter and a brush

Step 2 – Cut the bananas in half lengthwise with the peels still on.

Banana cut in half on a cutting board with melted over the top of the banana and a bowl of melted butter and a brush on the side

Step 3 – Brush each half of the banana with the melted butter on the cut side. 

brown sugar in a bowl with a bowl of cinnamon in another bowl

Step 4 –In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and ground cinnamon.

Cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on the banana halves on the cutting board

Step 5 – Place the cut side of each banana with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

  • Step 6 – Brush the grill grates with the olive oil to keep the bananas from sticking. 
  • Step 7 – Place the bananas, cut side down, on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Step 8 – Flip the bananas, peel side down, and grill for 3-4 more minutes until browned and the banana starts to pull away from the peel. 
  • Step 9 – Remove from the grill.  Serve as is or remove the peels from the bananas and serve warm.  Enjoy! 

Expert Tips

  • Choosing Bananas – Firm bananas are easier to grill so choose bananas that are not quite ripe for this recipe for the best results.  
  • Prepare Bananas – Slice the unpeeled bananas so the bananas lay flat this makes it easier to grill. It is best to grill bananas with the grill on.
  • Cooking Time – Grilling time will vary based on your grill. We placed the bananas directly on the grill grates but you can also grill in a grill pan.
Grilled banana topped with two scoops of vanilla ice cream on a plate

Serving Suggestions

Serve these grilled bananas sprinkle with chopped almonds, walnuts and chocolate sauce for a delicious dessert idea.

It is even delicious diced and topped over vanilla ice cream, chocolate chips, chopped pecans and drizzle with caramel sauce to make a banana split.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers Grilled Bananas

These are best served fresh but you can refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.  

How do you know when Grilled Bananas are Done

The bananas need to be removed from the grill when they are soft and have a slight caramelization.

Can I Grill Frozen Bananas?

We do not recommend grilling frozen bananas. The bananas will become mushy while grilling as they will begin to thaw.

Grilled banana halves

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Grilled Bananas

5 from 1 vote
Grilled Bananas make a delicious dessert that is loaded with smoky flavor and is easy to make. Grilled fruit makes the ultimate side dish to all your BBQ's.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 180

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Cut the bananas in half lengthwise with the peels still on.
  • Brush each half of the banana with the melted butter on the cut side.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • Place the cut side of each banana with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Brush the grill grates with the olive oil to keep the bananas from sticking.
  • Place the bananas, cut side down, on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Flip the bananas, peel side down, and grill for 3-4 more minutes until browned and the banana starts to pull away from the peel.
  • Remove from the grill.  Serve as is or remove the peels from the bananas and serve warm.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Firm bananas are easier to grill so choose bananas that are not quite ripe for this recipe for the best results.  
These are best served fresh but you can refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 180kcal, Carbohydrates 34g, Protein 1g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 48mg, Potassium 436mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 20g, Vitamin A 253IU, Vitamin C 10mg, Calcium 23mg, Iron 0.4mg

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  1. Kasey Harris says:

    5 stars
    Delicious and full of flavor!