Baked Almond Butter Banana

This baked almond butter banana is …

Melted, ooey, gooey, paleo goodness that will bring a smile to your face and tummy.

I’m a dessert gal. Dinner really isn’t over until I’ve checked my “dessert” box. My repertoire for healthy/paleo desserts typically involves just fresh fruit with nuts. If I’m feeling extra creative, I’ll whip up a cobbler of some sort (peach and cherry are my favorite).

This Baked Almond Butter Banana is incredibly simple but, I believe, is just as fulfilling as a warm gooey brownie fresh from the oven.  And that's really saying a lot because I also take my brownies VERY seriously around here.

When you’re craving fresh baked goods, all you need is 15 minutes and this healthy baked almond butter banana will hit the spot. I promise.  You won't be left with a sugar hangover or feeling too stuffed to move either.  It's quite literally, the perfect dessert in my book.  You could even jazz it up with a handful of dairy-free chocolate chips if you want!

3 ingredients: banana, almond butter, and cinnamon. That’s it!

Oh, and some foil.

Also, after much recipe testing, we've also found that you can make these little bad boys in a casserole dish just as effectively.  Just layer your bananas, top them with the remaining ingredients, and secure foil over the top of your dish, then bake as directed for another variation of simple and crowd pleasing.

This dessert also makes for GREAT campout food. Prepare the same way identified below and then roast on your fire. You can spoon the melted goodness right from the aluminum foil.

Note: If you’re looking for a 100-calorie treat, split the banana with a friend! Now, if you’re like me, you’re just going go back and make another one. But hey! You have to start somewhere.


This is Gus, my 3 month-old Great Pyrenees puppy, inspecting/puncturing the bananas:


Baked Almond Butter Banana

  • Author: Cassy
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 1


  • 1 Medium-Sized Banana
  • 1 Tbl Almond Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Using a butter knife, cut about ½” deep down the length of your banana.

With the back of a spoon, widen the cut to make room for the almond butter.

Spoon the almond butter throughout the opening in the banana.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Wrap completely in aluminum foil.

Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Remove from oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes (or until it’s cool enough to handle).

Unwrap and either eat directly from the foil or move to a plate.


Approximate Nutrition Facts:

Serving size: 1 Banana

Makes 1

206 Calories; 9.5 g Fat; 3.4 g Protein; 14 g Sugar



56 Responses to “Baked Almond Butter Banana”

  1. #
    paleoinpdxposted September 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Awesome! I love banana and almond butter as it is, but baked sounds like it takes this treat whole new level. Thanks for sharing — I’ll be sure to try this!

    • #
      fedandfitposted September 14, 2012 at 8:32 am

      My pleasure! Hope you love it.

  2. #
    emarie24posted September 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Add some coconut flakes to the top of that too

    • #
      fedandfitposted September 14, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Mmmm good idea. Thanks!

  3. #
    inherchucksposted September 14, 2012 at 12:33 am

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

  4. #
    Hannah Kathleenposted April 28, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I know this is kind of a late response..but this was awesome! I’m doing low FODMAPS for fructose malabsorption to attempt treating digestive distress and persistent cystic acne so this is a perfect desert! innovative! incredibly easy, simple and beautiful to look at, let alone cheap as dirt! this was also a perfect use for homemade almond butter which I was struggling with. :{D haha

  5. #
    Samantha Liebermanposted June 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    also great in the microwave! 30 sec, no foil needed 🙂

  6. #
    Kristelposted July 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    This, too, was absolutely divine! I will never miss dessert again after this! YUMMY!

  7. #
    Ginaposted November 13, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    It was delish!! Even my 8 yr old loved it!!! Thank you for posting this!!!!!! This will be a regular dessert in my home! 🙂

  8. #
    Feliciaposted June 2, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    In the oven as I type. This is my favorite combination so I’m anxious to see how it will taste baked. Thank you for the idea. =)

    • #
      Cassyposted June 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      Awesome! I hope you loved it.

  9. #
    Katposted June 22, 2014 at 10:11 am

    This was so awesome! I found myself thinking of all the different meals I could make this for myself and the kids. I sprinkled some bacon on top and was in heaven.

    • #
      Cassyposted June 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Bacon …you’re brilliant!

  10. #
    Breaking The Momma Moldposted May 5, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    I JUST made this and it’s DELICIOUS!!! This quickly has turned into my go-to dessert. Thank you for sharing!!

    • #
      Kellyposted May 23, 2015 at 2:21 am

      Yay, so glad you enjoyed it!

  11. #
    Alexposted May 8, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Actually I was quite disappointed with this recipe 🙁 It looks and sounds so good. I followed the directions to a tee and when I took the banana out, It was watery and really mushy.. not appealing at all. The texture was not what I was expecting. Maybe there is something that I did wrong but I did not find this to be good at all. If there are any pointers or tips I will definitely try and make this again.


    Still Stuck With A Sweet Tooth 🙁

    • #
      Kellyposted May 23, 2015 at 2:21 am

      Hi Alex! When you bake the banana it will definitely turn soft and will not be the same consistency. You could try to not bake it as long if you wanted a more firm consistency and just warmed through. Frozen banana chunks are also really delicious with almond butter if you don’t want something warm. Hope the helps!

  12. #
    Sarahposted July 22, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I knew this would taste good, but it was even better than I anticipated! Thanks for posting this!

    • #
      Kellyposted July 26, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks for trying it Sarah and so glad you enjoyed it!

  13. #
    Kathrynposted July 29, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Silly question…. But do you peel the banana first? I’ve never made baked bananas but this sounds delicious!

    • #
      Kellyposted August 3, 2015 at 1:20 am

      Hi Kathryn, yes peel the banana first and then wrap it in the foil. Hope you like them!!

  14. #
    Anna-lynneposted September 7, 2015 at 2:09 am

    making this for the second time tonight . super decadent and delicious ! I’m using cashew butter which is my personal fave, thanks for the idea

    • #
      Kellyposted September 13, 2015 at 11:20 pm

      Yay, we love to hear that. Cashew butter sounds dreamy!! Thanks Anna-Lynne!

  15. #
    Nicole Breitungposted September 16, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Wow what a simple and delicious treat! I often want to make desserts but don’t want to put in the effort after a long day at work so this is just perfect for me!

    • #
      Kellyposted September 21, 2015 at 1:06 am

      Totally agree Nicole! So much easier than baking cookies and then you have them sitting around for a few days. Thanks for trying it and glad you enjoyed it!!

  16. #
    Christineposted October 1, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    After I heated it I cut it up and put it in a bowl of unsweetened vanilla milk.
    Awesome thanks!

    • #
      Kellyposted October 11, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      That sounds fabulous Christine! I think I am going to try that 🙂

  17. #
    Ashleighposted January 23, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Do you think this would work if I put a bunch of peeled and almond-buttered bananas in a baking dish and covered them with foil to bake?

  18. #
    Juneposted February 14, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    It’s so good! I was skeptical at first but it definitely solves my sweets craving. I also drizzled a little teeny bit of honey on top. Thanks for the recipe!

    • #
      Cassyposted February 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Glad you liked it, June!

  19. #
    Tessaposted December 16, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Is the foil a necessity? Will it come out just as nicely in a baking dish?

    • #
      Cassyposted December 18, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      You can bake without the foil!

  20. #
    Carolinaposted January 15, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Wowzers, just made this and it’s AMAZING, So delicious. An absolute lifesaver while im completing a whole 30. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  21. #
    CTothposted September 26, 2018 at 9:09 am

    This is sooo yummy. In my toaster oven it baked 20 mins and was perfect. I’m excited to try some chopped pecans and other toppings. Thank you


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