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Bananas Foster

This classic Bananas Foster recipe is full of rich flavor thanks to the butter, dark brown sugar, and rum. Crunchy pecans are the perfect contrast to tender, caramelized bananas. Spoon over ice cream for an amazing dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bananas foster
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 285kcal
Author Kasey Schwartz


  • 3 tbsp pecans toasted and chopped
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar packed
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas halved lengthwise and cut in half
  • kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp dark rum 80-100 proof
  • vanilla ice cream


  • In a large sauté pan, heat the butter, sugar, and cinnamon until bubbling and thick while whisking constantly. Add vanilla and cook sauce for 1 minute.
  • Place cut bananas into the pan, cut side down, and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the bananas are browned, about 1 minute.
  • Using a spatula, turn the bananas over and sprinkle with salt. Cook, shaking the pan, until bananas are browned and cooked, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the rum to the pan and return to the heat. Carefully ignite the rum and flambé, shaking the pan, until the flame goes out.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream and garnish with the toasted pecans.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 393IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.5mg