Grilled Bananas – Best Kept Secret

Grilled Bananas Recipe


My first thoughts when getting ready to write this post on grilled bananas were “They’re gonna think I am weird”.

But honestly, if you are just now figuring that out about me, we got us one Jim Dandy of a learning curve here.  Just about all Southerners are weird (the good ones at least).  Where else do folks call every carbonated beverage a “coke” or “co-cola” despite flavor, brand, or location? 

Now outside of the south, folks might call our weird behavior “eccentric” but everybody knows eccentric is just weirdness puttin’ on airs and Southerners don’t put on no airs.

 Now you know I’m not going to bring you something unless I absolutely love it. This grilled bananas recipe wins bonus points with me also because it uses up food that might otherwise have gone bad or wasted and that’s another tender spot of mine.  

People that come from my kind of people don’t like to waste food.


This is a great last minute dessert to have while you’re grilling out or cooking in.

Just put them on when you put your hamburgers on and wait til they turn good and black.

Don’t you just love it when you make food that is SUPPOSED to turn black? Me too.

Ingredients for Grilled Bananas

  • You’re gonna need:
  • Bananas
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar Use light or dark brown sugar, whatever you have on hand is fine.
  • Cinnamon We also found that a little cinnamon is DIVINE mixed in as well.


Smoosh up your margarine and brown sugar really good.


You will have a nice pasty mixture like this.

If you don’t get you a pinch of that I’m going to be very disappointed in you.

Anytime you are making something with brown sugar, it’s very bad luck not to taste it 😉


Lay your banana on its side and cut a slit in it but don’t go through the bottom of the peel.


Stuff it with your brown sugar mixture.


Set it on the grill or in a pan. It doesn’t have to be any special temperature, just whatever you have it set on for what you are cooking is fine.


Watch it ….

Your banana is cooking to ooey gooey goodness.


Almost done but not quite. Lets let it get nice and black.


NOW we’re talkin’!


This is delicious served alongside ice cream. You can eat it out of the peel or…

Take it out and chop it up a bit to use as a topping for your ice cream.


If you’re not using your smile, you’re like someone with a million dollars in the bank and no check book.

~Les Giblin  

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  1. and…when do we get the homemade custard recipe??? I’m thinking the bananas might get a little lonely without it.. 🙂

  2. I could go for this. Don’t think I could go for Pineapple slices with mayo like Angie above me there..

    I might have to make these for my banana loving family..

  3. My whole family salts sliced cheese, watermelon, cantalope, grapefruit and apples! I’ve heard others comment that this is wierd. Also, pineapple slices with mayo. 🙂

    1. Angie –
      With all the negative things people say about salt, we call it watermelon seasoning, squash seasoning, pinto bean seasoning, etc.. It’s all good. – Richard

        1. ~snickers~

          Richard, You’re the best! LOL

          I salt my watermelon and cantaloupe,too! Now I gotta try grapefruit and apples….

          I’m SO glad there are “others” out there!!

          Thank you for being weird like me 🙂

          Christy )

          1. My Poppaw Brown always put salt and pepper on his cantelope. Can’t say if it was good or not, I never tried it.

            As for “Southern Wierdness” my family had quiet a few dealing with food. (If you knew my family and me you would roll your eyes and say, “I would have never guessed it has to do with food!”) My Poppaw Cecil always liked Fried green onions (of course with bacon grease) with cornbread–mighty good! He also put butter in his coffee. I had many butter (dripping) and sugar biscuits at his knee. Both sides of the family had red-eye gravy. Of course there is the Chocolate Syrup (gravy) that everyone in the South eats. It’s a wonder we all didn’t die of high cholestrol by the age of 10!

            Just an aside: My roommate from college was from St. Louis, MO. She always said she knew when my family had called because my accent got deeper and longer when I answered the phone! Still happens to this day when my Daddy and Momma call!!!

            I’m passing this along to her so she can join in with her own thoughts on Southern Wierdness. She married a guy from Chatt. and now lives in South Alabama. One day she may understand all the wierdness and think nothing of it!


          2. Also a salter … I was in college before I knew that people actually put sugar on grapefruit. My roommates did – I was shocked. I got out my salt shaker – they were shocked, too.

    2. Every try black pepper on cantalope? Yummy, with salt too. I also eat salt on grapefruit and apples, and grapes!

      1. What on earth would cantalope be WITHOUTH BLACK PEPPER??? How about some good milk gravy (full of black pepper) over that cantalope?? MMM – i gotta quit reading these posts – i had to change my pants yesterday cause they were a little snug in the bug (if ya know what i mean)).

  4. Southern weirdness. How ’bout mayonnaise sandwiches? I ate a lot of those when I was little and it was just before payday and we were out of lunch meat or cheese. Or one of Mama’s favorites- banana sandwiches made with mayonnaise?

    I have to agree with ya- what other people may call weirdness is the common behavior around these parts.

    1. Forgot to comment at all on the recipe. I know a little boy who would love this and next time I cook out I’ll have to toss a couple on the grill for him.

      1. My daddy ate mayo and banana sandwiches. I learned it from him and I thought I was the only person besides him that ate them!

        1. I grew up eating banana sandwhiches and I still love them on some fresh Sunbeam bread. The best thing to eat for lunch in the summer.

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