This Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas Recipe is an easy last-minute dessert idea. Baked in 10 minutes; serve with Vanilla yogurt or ice cream. Use your favorite flavored chips! Set a pretty table, hang a manzanita branch, and have a dinner party!

Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas Recipe

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Need a quick, last-minute dessert? You’ll love this Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas Recipe, because most likely you have all ingredients on hand. Bake in 10 minutes and serve with vanilla ice cream or yogurt! DELISH!

Friends, just in time for getting rid of the winter blues, I’m sharing a beautiful tablescape today with an easy dessert, Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas Recipe. Plus a little inspiration to help motivate you.

Are you ready?

Set the table with manzanita branch

Do you ever use this word, should?

I really should try this recipe, we really should invite these people over, we have new neighbors, we really should get over to meet them? I should bring that family a meal.

No word may be more damaging than the word “should.” I don’t know about you, but I use it a lot.

So this year, instead of using the word, should, I’m going to actually do the things I know my heart is telling me to do. Using should makes me feel guilty, unhappy, or annoyed with myself. It helps me procrastinate, and that’s another rabbit hole you don’t want to go down.

Set the table with manzanita branch

Setting a pretty table for company is one thing I like to do. Now sometimes I run out of time, so no biggie.

Other times I set the table the day before. Both kinds of hospitality work for me!

A set table gives me inspiration and motivation to work hard to make my entertaining moments all they can be.

So get your pretty dishes out, and DO IT. You really should :)

Set the table with manzanita branch

Set the table. Plan an easy menu, and invite people into your home this winter! (Beautiful blue melamine dishes from Q Squared!)

How about Smoked Salmon Dip (charcuterie) for appetizers, Organic Teriyaki Chicken recipe with Best Parmesan Basil Brown Rice recipe or Potato Gratin Muffin Stacks, with this green salad.

When my husband and I went on a hike, he lovingly cut a beautiful manzanita branch for me.

Set the table with manzanita branch

Over the holidays, we enjoyed it on our side table, but then, for this lovely dinner party, I hung it with fishing wire from the light fixture.

Set the table with manzanita branch

Bright and beautiful, to clear out those winter cobwebs and add a touch of light to the table.

Do you ever get in a bind, where you have the menu planned, but maybe ran out of time to make dessert?

That happened to me!

Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas Recipe

Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas Recipe

So knowing that I had all these easy ingredients on hand–bananas, cinnamon, and honey–I whipped up a pan of this Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas Recipe. This is an easy go-to recipe, my Friends! Sort of like a quick bananas foster.

Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas Recipe

This recipe is a great way to use up those different-flavored chips in your baking basket. I used Ghirardelli Caramel Chips, which tasted divine with bananas, cinnamon, and honey.

Follow the easy directions.

Decide that you are actually going to invite people over (not that you should).

Set the table.

And be blessed!

Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas Recipe

Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas Recipe
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Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4
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  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 4 Tbsp. honey
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup favorite flavor baking chips, I used Ghiradelli Caramel Chips
  • Vanilla ice cream or yogurt, optional


  • Line cookie sheet with foil. Preheat oven to 350.
  • Lightly brush banana halves with lemon juice. Place cut-sides up on the foil.
  • Spoon honey over banana halves and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, add baking chips to hot bananas.
  • Serve warm with vanilla yogurt or ice cream. Dust with more cinnamon if desired.
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More banana desserts: No Bake Banana Rum Cheesecake [RecipeGirl], Chocolate Banana Bread [Two Peas and Their Pod], and Banana Cream Pie Recipe [A Spicy Perspective].

Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas RecipeSet the table with a manzanita branch