Fried coconut bananas

Fried coconut bananas

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2

These bananas make the ultimate sticky, sweet finale to a Thai-style meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal272
  • fat13g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars38g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.22g
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  • 2 tbsp palm sugar or soft light brown sugar
  • 2 bananas, peeled, halved lengthways, then each chunk halved again



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  1. Heat the sugar in a small frying pan. When melted, add the bananas and caramelise on each side for 3-4 mins. Lift out and set aside.

  2. Tip the coconut milk into the pan with a pinch of salt, stir into the sugar and bubble until syrupy. Divide between 2 bowls, top with the caramelised bananas, then add a scoop of ice cream and scatter with toasted coconut.

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22nd Jun, 2020
Don't forget to wear goggles, almost lost an eye! #moltensteam
20th Jul, 2017
Sweet and delicious. I used quite a lot more coconut milk than stated and boiled it down with the caramelised sugar so there was more sauce.
21st Aug, 2013
Brilliant. Wasn't that syrupy. Maybe more sugar required? Very very good though.
18th Aug, 2010
messy. fiddly to make. disappointing
16th May, 2010
Made this a couple of times already as it's so delicious! Coconut & bananas & syrup yummie! I used vanilla icecream instead of coconut as I didn't have but still lovely..
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