Monday, September 05, 2011

Bananas Foster

 This is the easiest (and yummiest, might I add) recipe for Bananas Foster that you will ever find. This New Orleans classic is usually made with rum, which is then ignited at the end of the cooking process for a little flambe-ing action. It's impressive! But, seeing as we don't drink alcohol, this recipe is without. And I don't think it is missing anything in the way of flavor.

I made this for dessert yesterday evening for Michael's family and they LOVED it. Michael's mom said that even though she's a chocolate fan and usually prefers that in a dessert, this changed her mind. Good thing there were leftovers because she and Michael's dad came back to it again for dessert tonight! My bro-in-law Kelly and my sis-in-law Janessa had some for a late night snack yesterday. Apparently they couldn't hold out til the next day. It's that good!

I suppose if you want to the rum flavor to be there, you could add a little rum extract and achieve the overall same effect. I might have to try that in the future. But until then, enjoy this yummy recipe!

Bananas Foster
(adapted from

8 tbs. butter
8 bananas, sliced
3 cups light brown sugar
4 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
vanilla ice cream

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add sliced bananas and stir for 2 minutes.

  3. Add brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
Lower heat and continue cooking, stirring constantly for 2 more minutes.

  5. Serve over a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Makes 8 servings

1 comment:

  1. Once again... another recipe I really want to try! You just kill me!

    By the way, we made the PB smoothie...LOVED it.