Banana Sauce Recipe

Option 1: Simple, Chunky Banana Sauce


  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup sugar (white or brown)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


  • In a medium saucepan, combine the mashed bananas, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Warm over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to simmer.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Serve warm over pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or anything you like!

Option 2: Caramelized Banana Sauce


  • 2 large ripe bananas, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt (optional)


  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the brown sugar and stir until combined.
  • Add the sliced bananas and cook, stirring occasionally, until the bananas soften and the sauce thickens and becomes a beautiful caramel color.
  • Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract and a pinch of salt (if desired). Serve warm.

Option 3: Maple Banana Sauce


  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cinnamon


  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the maple syrup, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add mashed bananas and vanilla extract. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve warm.

Option 4: Banana Ketchup (Savory Filipino Style)


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Spices: allspice, paprika, etc. (adjust to taste)


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan. Sauté onion and garlic until softened.
  • Add mashed bananas, vinegar, tomato paste, brown sugar, soy sauce, salt, and spices.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • Blend until smooth and adjust seasonings if needed.


  • Use very ripe bananas for the sweetest and richest flavor.
  • For a smoother sauce, puree the bananas before cooking (options 1, 3).
  • Add a splash of rum to the caramelized version for an extra depth of flavor.
  • Enjoy these sauces on ice cream, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, as a glaze for meats, or get creative!


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