Roasted Banana Smash

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A simple fruit transforms into a tasty topping in this insanely easy recipe! Roasted banana smash serves as a wonderful, guilt-free alternative to sugar, and goes on just about anything that calls for a sweet sauce or sugary finish. It makes a creamy and delectable stand-in for syrup on your pancakes and waffles, jelly on your toast, or sweetener for your oatmeal. And since it’s so naturally sweet, you won’t even miss your old sugary favorites! Get creative with this bomb banana recipe, and add it to ice cream, cheesecake, yogurt, and peanut butter sandwiches. During baking, the oven’s heat caramelizes the natural sugars in bananas, which explains the decadent flavors in this recipe.

Meanwhile, this clean-eating topping recipe boasts some awesome health benefits you can feel great about. For example, it’s rich in potassium and decreases your risk of high blood pressure. Customize your favorite dishes with this banana smash, for an icing-on-the-cake finish without the guilt!

Roasted Banana Smash

Roasted Banana Smash

Yields: 1 serving | Calories: 105 | Total Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Carbohydrates: 27g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Protein: 1.3g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 0


  • 1 (very ripe) medium banana


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees f.
  2. Peel the banana and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Smash banana with a fork.
  3. Roast in a preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until lightly golden on top.
  4. Serve as a topping on favorite recipes or eat when a sweet craving hits.

What’s your favorite way to use bananas? We’d love to hear from you, so let us know what you think in the comments below!

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8 Comments on "Roasted Banana Smash"

  1. shirlann  April 14, 2017

    All fruits are 0 points on Weight Watchers. Why is this 6 points?

    • Gale Compton  April 14, 2017

      After entering the calories, saturated fat, sugars, and protein the calculator shows 6 smart points.

  2. Kelly  May 6, 2017

    Why is it a banana is 15-20 Carbs (depending on size) but this is 31 Carbs?

    • Gale Compton  May 6, 2017

      Kelly, I just tweaked the data for 1 medium banana, which is 27 carbs.

  3. Ginger  November 6, 2017

    What recipe do you use this as a topping for?? Maybe several??

    • Jennifer Hanford  November 7, 2017

      Hi, Ginger. There are many options for this. Examples include topping pancakes and waffles, on toast, and in oatmeal. You might even consider adding it to ice cream, cheesecake, yogurt, and peanut butter sandwiches. Please let us know if you find other ways to use roasted bananas, too. Thanks!

  4. Donna  July 22, 2019

    This sounds delicious! I’m wondering-If I were to prepare a few bananas and have this on hand-what would be the best way to store it? In a jar on the counter? Or keep it in the fridge?

    • Nichole Furlong  July 24, 2019

      Best to store in a covered container in the fridge!


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