Garam Masala Caramelized Bananas


Craving something sweet but short on time? Look no further than these Garam Masala Spiced Caramelized Bananas! This easy 5-ingredient recipe is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth in a matter of minutes. With its warm Indian spices and caramelized sweetness, this dessert (or snack – no judgment here) is sure to become a go-to dessert when you need something sweet at the end of the day. 

The best part? With just a handful of ingredients and minimal effort, these spiced bananas are caramelized on the outside while remaining soft and sweet on the inside. And this banana recipe goes from start to yum in just about ten minutes. 

The Secret Ingredient: Garam Masala

Garam Masala is a traditional Northern Indian spice blend of warming spices usually added to savory curries and lentil recipes. SpiceTopia’s garam masala recipe includes coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, and black pepper. This spice blend of warm and smoky spices with the bite of black pepper adds an interesting depth of flavor to this sweet recipe. 

Looking for another sweet Garam Masala Recipe? Cream Cheese Cookies with Garam Masala

Want to learn more about this authentic Indian spice blend? The Story of Garam Masala

Find Garam Masala and many other Indian Spices at SpiceTopia

How to Serve Caramelized Bananas

Enjoy these babies on their own, serve them over a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream, or with a dollop of whip cream. 

We also enjoy these as a decadent addition to breakfast! Use as a yogurt topping, add  to your next bowl of oatmeal or as a delightful pancake topping.

Looking for a Vegan Dessert? Two simple changes get you there:

  • Substitute coconut oil for the butter
  • Use brown sugar instead of hone

That’s it! A delicious vegan dessert that everyone will love! 

And this is a Naturally Gluten-Free dessert making it easy to cook for all your people!

Elevate a few simple bananas into Garam Masala Spiced Caramelized Bananas – a quick, easy, and delicious treat.

Let’s Get Cooking!

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Garam Masala Caramelized Bananas

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Total Time 10 mins



  1. Spice Up the Butter: In a heavy skillet, combine the garam masala, salt, butter (or coconut oil), and honey. Heat the mixture over medium heat until the butter melts and becomes fragrant.

  2. Slice and Prep: While the butter mixture is heating, peel and slice your bananas into 1-inch thick slices.

  3. Caramelize: Add the banana slices to the melted butter mixture. Cook the bananas for 4-5 minutes per side, or until they are browned and caramelized to your liking.

  4. Serve: Enjoy your warm, spiced caramelized bananas on their own, over a scoop of ice cream, with a dollop of whipped cream, or as a topping for your favorite pancakes!

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