Bananas Foster

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins

Brennan's Restaurant's original recipe uses 1/4 cup banana liqueur and 1/4 cup dark rum. We opted for an all-rum version.


1/4cup butter
1cup packed brown sugar
1/2teaspoon cinnamon
1/2cup dark rum, divided
4medium bananas, cut in half lengthwise, then halved
1cup vanilla ice cream, divided into 4 scoops


  1. Combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a flambe pan or skillet. Place over low heat and cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves.
  2. Stir in 1/2 cup rum, then place bananas in the pan. When banana sections soften and begin to brown, carefully add remaining rum.
  3. Continue to cook until rum is hot, then ignite if desired. When the flames subside, lift bananas out of pan and place four pieces over each scoop of ice cream. Spoon warm sauce over top and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 16.79
  • Calories 570
  • Fat 16g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 140mg
  • Potassium 570mg
  • Carbohydrate 89g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 75g
  • Protein 3g
  • Trans Fat 0
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 4%