Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a traditional food from northeast area of brazil, it is mainly served at dinner time or late supper, but you can eat whenever you feel like!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the bananas in half (long side).
  2. Melt the butter on a frying pan then fry the halves of the bananas one side at a time.
  3. When both sides looks dark brown, arrange the two halves of the bananas on plate.
  4. Cover them with mozzarella cheese slices, put the remaining halves on top.
  5. Sprinkle sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. Serve while it's hot!
Most Helpful

Wonderful! Delicious and easy to prepare - and very authentic tasting. I had been searching for years for this recipe after tasting it at an international festival and was pleasantly surpised to find it here. I would serve this as a dessert to company - it is sweet, caramelly, and a different twist on the idea of fruit & cheese as a dessert course. It cooks in just minutes and worked well with "just ripened" bananas because they held their shape well. Make sure to cut your cheese very thinly - so that it melts and gets all gooey quickly from the heat of the bananas. After consulting with the recipe poster, I learned that the authentic cheese used is queijo de mantiega (butter cheese) if you can find that in your area. I used the mozzarella and thought it was definitely an acceptable choice. I will be making this one again!

HeatherFeather February 17, 2002

This is fabulous! I can not wait to eat this again.

leahann February 09, 2004

I couldn't imagine the Cheese with bananas but I sure can now! Actually I used a German Butter cheese after reading Heather Feather's review and it was wonderful. My guests loved them Thank-you for an easy, different and Oh so good recipe Tati Gaud

Bergy October 06, 2003