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Bananas Foster in a white bowl with vanilla ice cream.
Bananas Foster
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Classic Bananas Foster: Made in minutes with just a few ingredients! Sweet bananas bathed in warm brown sugar sauce & flambeed for an amazing presentation!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bananas Foster, bananas Foster French toast, bananas Foster recipe, what is bananas Foster
Servings: 4
Calories: 451 kcal
  1. Place the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large skillet over low heat.

  2. Whisk together while cooking, until the butter has melted and the sauce is smooth (about 3 to 5 minutes).

  3. Peel, split, and quarter the bananas, and add them to the warm sauce.

  4. Gently fold the bananas into the sauce, allowing them to cook until softened (about 2 to 3 minutes).

  5. Remove the skillet from the heat, add the rum (if using), and light it on fire with a wand lighter (the flame may be difficult to see but you will probably be able to hear it).

  6. When the flames subside (after a minute or two), spoon the warm bananas and sauce over vanilla ice cream.

  7. Serve immediately.

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Recipe Notes

*The same amount of dark brown sugar can be substituted.

**For a quick & easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe, click here: No-Churn Ice Cream.  For a traditional, slow churned vanilla ice cream recipe, click here: Vanilla Ice Cream.

Recipe barely adapted from Brennan's.

Nutrition Facts
Bananas Foster
Amount Per Serving
Calories 451 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 164mg7%
Potassium 496mg14%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 68g76%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.