Bananas Flambe

Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins

If using a gas range top, take the pan off the heat before adding alcohol.


2tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2tablespoons banana liqueur
2-- bananas, sliced in half lengthwise
1/4cup dark rum
-- Juice of 1 lime


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add banana liqueur. Bring to simmer; cook 3 minutes. Add sliced bananas; cook 1 minute on each side, carefully spooning sauce over bananas as they cook.
  3. Carefully add rum and ignite alcohol with long match or stick lighter. Continue cooking until flame subsides, 1 to 2 minutes. Add lime juice and stir to combine. Serve over vanilla ice cream

Recipe by Chef Jon Ashton.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 450
  • Glycemic Load 12.18
  • Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 5mg
  • Potassium 470mg
  • Carbohydrate 66g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 50g
  • Protein 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Vitamin C 35%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 8%