Unusual Fact: Despite being in the Caribbean, the currency of Guadeloupe is the Euro

France, Guadeloupe (French West Indies), Les Saintes archipelago, Terre de Haut, Marigot bay
Image by Lonely Planet

Welcome to Guadeloupe! A small overseas region of France located in the Caribbean, renowned for it’s beautiful waters. One of the main products of Guadeloupe’s agricultural industry is the banana, so no wonder this week’s dish features this versatile fruit.


These cinnamon fried bananas are so simple yet so delicious. All it takes is a little cinnamon and sugar mixed together, fry the bananas in the mix and serve with ice cream! I particularly love it when you cook it for a little longer than you think you should; the bananas go crispy on the outside while still soft in the centre and the sugar mix caramelises a little so it sets hards once cooled which adds another texture dimension.


Cinnamon Fried Bananas – recipe by the World Cookbook for Students

5 TBS cinnamon and sugar mixed evenly together (I used a little less)
4  semi ripe bananas
3 TBS butter
ice cream to serve


Peel the bananas and slice in half lengthways

Coat in cinnamon and sugar mix

Melt butter in a skillet and fry the coated bananas on both sides until golden

Serve immediately with ice cream


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