Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster is a traditional New Orleans dish. It’s the perfect dessert dish of ice cream topped with sliced bananas, and a cinnamon, vanilla, rum sauce.


  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
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  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 medium bananas , halved lengthwise in 3″ segments
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Add the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium skillet on low heat, whisking until the brown sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add in the bananas, cook for 30 seconds then add in the rum and either cook for 30 seconds.

  3. Removing bananas to serving plates and top with vanilla ice cream.
  4. Add vanilla extract to pan sauce, stir well, and top bananas with sauce.
  5. If you want to ignite the rum, tilt pan carefully after adding rum and let it ignite until the flame goes out naturally after 10-15 seconds. You don’t need to cook the additional 30 seconds if you do this.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Amount per serving: 403 calories, Calories: 403g, Carbohydrates: 68g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 15mg, Potassium: 477mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 55g, Vitamin A: 425g, Vitamin C: 10g, Calcium: 47g, Iron: 1g

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