Honey-Rum Grilled Bananas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 18, 2023
These grilled bananas are the perfect dessert following a cookout. My family was skeptical at first, but everyone tried the recipe and they all agreed it was delicious. I use coconut rum from the Bahamas. —Lori Wendt, Mahomet, Illinois
Honey-Rum Grilled Bananas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 medium firm unpeeled bananas
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. In a small bowl, combine rum, honey and cinnamon; set aside. Cut bananas in half lengthwise, leaving the peel on.
  2. Place bananas cut side down on grill. Cover and grill over medium heat for 3 minutes. Turn and brush with honey mixture. Cover and grill until tender, 5-6 minutes. Peel bananas. Serve immediately with ice cream.

Grilled Banana Tips

Do you leave the peel on when grilling bananas?

Yes, leave the peel on when grilling your bananas! Have an extra bunch on hand? Use 'em up in these banana recipes.

What other flavors go with grilled bananas?

A sprinkle of brown or cinnamon sugar (or a light drizzle of chocolate or maple syrup) would be great to add! Up the ante by pairing this recipe with a gooey brownie, like in this Grilled Banana Brownie Sundae.

What other fruit can be grilled similar to grilled bananas?

There are many ways to grill fruit! Some of our favorites are Grilled Stone Fruit, Fruit 'n' Cake Kabobs and Ginger-Glazed Grilled Honeydew.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 banana: 155 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.