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Bananas Baked in Coconut

Bananas Baked in Coconut Oil

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients

Ripe bananas get wonderfully caramelized in the oven in this recipe, without the need for frying or using a kitchen torch. The not-so-secret ingredient in this dish is coconut oil, which is rich in lauric...


  • 6 ripe bananas
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil (see Chef Tips)
  • Freshly grated nutmeg to taste (optional)
  • Greek yogurt for serving
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Nutrition Facts


182 cals


9 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

1 g


27 g


15 g


3 g


3 g


12 mg


  1. Position an oven rack toward the top of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Pour the melted coconut oil into a shallow bowl or plate.
  3. Peel the bananas. Carefully cut them in half lengthwise. Roll them around in the oil until well coated and lay them cut-side down onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush them with any remaining oil and grate a little nutmeg over them, if using.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes on an upper oven rack. Turn the bananas carefully with a spatula — don’t break them — and return them to the oven for another 10 minutes or so until they’re golden with caramelized edges. Carefully lift them from the tray, and serve warm with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Chef Tips

Coconut oil is hard at room temperature, so 10 minutes before you need it, put the jar in a bowl of hot water to melt enough to use in this recipe.

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