Sabroso Saturday: Grilled Bananas

by Migdalia Rivera

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health!      


With the holidays right around the corner and barely any time to cook, my sons have been taking advantage of my George Foreman Grill by helping to make quick meals and desserts.        

My teen first saw a similar recipe on the food channel. He said it was created with green plantains. I did a search and didn’t find the recipe he saw on TV but I found the Grilled Bananas dessert recipe below on the George Foreman Recipes website that looked rather similar to what he was trying to create. After the holidays, I plan to make it with green plantains. I’m sure the combination of the sweet brown sugar with the plantains will tantalize my taste buds even more!       

Till I do, we’ve used the below recipe which is easy enough that my teen can make it for himself and his little brother when they want something sweet. The original recipe called for walnuts but we used granola instead. Although we didn’t, you could also substitute the sugar with a sugar sweetener.      

Grilled Banana     



  • 2 ripe bananas peeled
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp granola



Cut the bananas in half widthwise & in half lengthwise. Combine the sugar, cinnamon & walnuts in a small bowl. Place the bananas on a pre heated grill horizontally & spoon the cinnamon-walnuts over each slice. Grill for 3-4 minutes, or until the bananas are warm & the cinnamon & granola are slightly glazed.      

¡Buen Provecho! 

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Disclosure: I received a product to review; however, this in no way influenced my opinions.      



Do you have a Sabroso Saturday recipe you would like to share? It’s easy!      

If you are a blogger, you can share any sabroso/tasty recipe you have posted this week on your blog by adding a DIRECT link to it below.      

If you do not blog but have a Latinalicious recipe that you would like to share, shoot me an e-mail at MsLatina (AT) with “Sabroso Saturday” in the Subject line. If I am able to make it at home and my family enjoys it, I will feature it!      

Readers can view linked-up recipes by clicking on the recipe names below.      

Enjoy & have a healthy Sabroso Saturday!      

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Joscelyn @ December 18, 2010 at 11:35 am

Grilled Bananas! What an easy and fun recipe to make with children. Looks yummy!
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2 OfeliaNJ December 18, 2010 at 11:52 am

Oh yummy. Sweet plantains and granola. This reminds me of a favorite that my mother used to make. Thanks for sharing!
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3 Run DMT December 18, 2010 at 12:07 pm

My DD#2 loves bananas. I bet she would love that. It looks so tasty! We love plantains here too. I hope you find that recipe soon!

Adding my recipe too! It’s not healthy but definitely tasty. :-)
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4 Brenda/Mejorando mi Hogar December 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Thanks for this recipe, My husband loves grilled banana, I will try this recipe soon!

5 Sabrina December 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Wow – love granola sounds yummy!

6 Lilian Hurn January 4, 2011 at 2:02 am

Look so delicious and easy to make. I will try it.
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7 Leah Walker January 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Oh my goodness. That looks YUMMY!!! I have a teen too and it is super cool that he found a recipe he wanted to try out. I am very impressed. Maybe you have a future chef on your hands? Lol.


8 Kim C January 8, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Another recipe that im going to try.. i have such a sweet tooth, and these look sooooo good.

9 Tamara B. January 11, 2011 at 2:01 pm

The children just love grilled bananas and we sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar too. SOmetimes tey top them with some Cool Whip.

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