The Everyday Chef: Nut Butter Banana Bake

Baked bananas have been around for at least 100 years with recipes originating all over the world. Eaten savory, sweet, fried, baked, raw, frozen, and even grilled … the banana is very versatile.

If you’ve followed my recipes on this website, you may have noticed I enjoy simple and versatile ingredients, which makes me a huge fan of bananas. They go with just about everything, provide a great reason to eat more nut butter, are inexpensive all year, and (as I suffer from FODMAP) are easy on the stomach.

Lastly, most baked banana recipes are meant to be a dessert, but this recipe isn’t drowning in butter, rum, or brown sugar. So, it makes a great pre-workout breakfast or snack, and fills in nicely as a guilt-free something sweet when the craving occurs.

Baked Nut Butter Bananas Recipe
Serves 5


  • 5 each – medium-sized yellow, ripe bananas
  • 5 tbsp – nut butter
  • 5 tsp – orange marmalade
  • Cinnamon – light dusting

Peel and slice bananas length-wise.
Use your finger to gently create a small trench to hold the nut butter.
Be careful not to break them open, but if you do it’s not the end, just stack them together in a small baking dish to keep them from falling over.

Place a tbsp of nut butter in each banana. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake @ 350°F.

Serve with a teaspoon of orange marmalade, raspberry jam, or your favorite preserves.
Enjoy warm or cold!

Nutrient Analysis
Calories: 219 kcal, Protein: 5.2 g, Carbs: 33 g, Total Fat: 8 g
Sat Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 3.7 mg, Fiber: 4 g

Photo Credit: Andrew Dole

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