Tastes of Hawaii Recipe – Coconut Glazed Bananas From Kauai's Old Plantation Days

Week 6—Coconut Glazed Bananas!

Coconut Glazed Bananas Recipe

  • ½ cup coconut syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. rum
  • Juice of ½ a small lime
  • 3 firm bananas, peeled and cut lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted, shredded coconut


Combine coconut syrup, rum, and lime juice in a skillet; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer. Arrange bananas in skillet. Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, or until bananas are nicely glazed. Turn bananas over frequently. Serve hot and sprinkle with toasted, shredded coconut. Makes 6 servings.

As mentioned in my first recipe blog, Hawaii is a wonderful mix of cultures, and each of these peoples brought with them their customs and foods. The early plantation days saw these combining cultures creating foods that are unique only to Hawaii. We thank these early pioneers who planted and nurtured these plantation fields, and created many of these amazing recipes.

Because we have this rich Hawaiian heritage, I started this running blog that features recipes with a Hawaiian flair. If you love collecting recipes, please check back, so that you can collect your favorites.

These will be recipes I’ve  gotten from old Hawaiian cookbooks, family, and friends that have been willing to share their family secrets. I am going to try to limit these recipes to those with ingredients that can be found almost anywhere, so do not  worry, you will not have to shop for Poi, or other food items that you can only find here in Hawaii!

Collecting and sharing recipes of Hawaii is our hobby, but our passion is helping people with their real estate needs. Hawaii offers some of the most beautiful islands in the world and we believe Kauai has some of the very best real estate available. My sister and I work as a team to help people make their dreams come true. Please contact us with your real estate needs, we are here to assist.

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