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Awesome!!!....and so simple. Be sure to only "warm" the bananas in the sauce, otherwise bananas wil be too mushy.Read More
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Made this recipe for myself and my parents...I would recommend twice the amount of walnuts and to make sure the sugar actually dissolves, otherwise instead of a caramel-type sauce, it's grainy. It's a very sweet recipe, reducing the amount of sugar may help as well. Using bananas that aren't fully ripe adds a touch of acidity that was very welcome in this sugary dish.Read More
Awesome!!!....and so simple. Be sure to only "warm" the bananas in the sauce, otherwise bananas wil be too mushy.
Incredible! I made this for friends and they raved about it! One friend said this was the best dessert she has had in her life! I used rum extract in place of rum. I looked up the substitution on the web and found out 1 Tbsp. Rum = 1 tsp. rum extract plus 2 tsp. water. I used these measurements and it tasted perfect!
I've made this twice now, first time used rum flavoring and 2nd time used Meyer's Dark Rum. I thought it was a little too liquid using 3-1/2 T of rum, but my family loved it just as it was. It served our family of 3 generously. The flavor is rich and addictive.
Made this dessert for 36 people and got rave reviews. Instead of using rum, used rum extract (1/8 tsp. with enough water to make 1 tablespoon). Scooped ice cream into 36 plastic tumblers, put them on a cookie sheet and put them back in the freezer early in the day. Served the bananas fosster in a chafing dish and let my guests help themselves. Could not have been easier!
This was very tasty. I skipped the rum and walnuts and only had light brown sugar. I also combined it with another dessert since some people (like my husband) aren't big on bananas. It's called crunchy ice cream and isn't on this website. You need 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream, honey, cinnamon sugar and about 2 cups of crushed corn flakes. Drizzle honey and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over each scoop. Then cover each scoop with the corn flakes. Place bananas foster around the ice cream and enjoy!.. I know we do!!!
Good and impressive! I thought you were supposed to light the rum on fire though??? This way the alchol burns off and even the kids can eat this dessert :)
I've been using this recipe for about 8 months as a nice dessert after dinner. All of my guests absolutely love this! Great recipe! As an extra I add 5ml of banana liquer, it really brings out the rum and bananas.
Wow, this could not be easier to make! It is also delicious. I eliminate the walnuts for serveral reasons. First, I do not believe that Banana Foster typically includes walnuts, and secondly we just prefer a smooth texture. I have also made this with brandy as well and then flambe the desert, dramatic! Use dark rum, it adds a little more flavor.
Oh my goodness...this was really good!! Hubby brougt home some Breyer's extra creamy vanilla ice cream after work, so I whipped this up to serve on top. I cut my bananas in half and then split them lengthwise...I'm sure it doesn't matter how you slice them..they will all taste the same. I also used regular brown sugar since I didn't have the dark and it came out great. Will definitleyl make again. Thanks Buttermebread.
This is a great recipe! I substituted Kahlua for Rum--it was also very good!
Wowwed our Bed and Breakfast guests.!!! I toasted the walnuts separately, then served the bananas and sauce over cream cheese stuffed french toast and garnished it with whipped cream. It was sooo good!
Made this recipe for myself and my parents...I would recommend twice the amount of walnuts and to make sure the sugar actually dissolves, otherwise instead of a caramel-type sauce, it's grainy. It's a very sweet recipe, reducing the amount of sugar may help as well. Using bananas that aren't fully ripe adds a touch of acidity that was very welcome in this sugary dish.
Absolutely amazing! I too cut down the amount of sugar quite drastically to about 1/3 to 1/2 of what was called. I made the sauce without rum, so I added water instead and just cooked it a little longer to thicken it up. I also cut up my bananas so they were bite size... WOW! Ice cream never tasted so good. I will certainly be making this again!
So easy yet so fantastic! I used rum extract as I didn't have any rum on hand. I only added a tbsp of extract because I didn't want a fake rum taste to it. I made one other little change and that was to use pecans instead as I am not a big walnut fan. I made this twice and the only suggestion I have is that if you're going to go to the trouble of making this sauce, buy good quality ice cream. The first time I made it, I used just regular, inexpensive ice cream and it was great. The second time I made it, I used premium ice cream and it was out of this world.
I am a New Orleans girl and I did not use the walnuts because it is not suppose to have it. The recipe was awesome other wise.
Simple and delicious. I actually let mine bubble for quite a while to thicken in up a little more. The next time I make this, I think I'll reduce the rum for a little while, and THEN add the butter. I also used spiced rum, and that gave it a nice kick. I doubled the recipe so I think we'll have it with pancakes tomorrow. I tored it by separating the bananas and the liquid so the bananas wouldn't get mushy. They'll be SO good over pancakes, and after boiling it for a few minutes, the rum mix is thick enough to use as syrup. Yum! This might be my new favorite pancake syrup.
I wish I could give this one more than 5 stars--it was SO easy to prepare and the result was nothing short of fabulous! I omitted the walnuts but otherwise followed the recipe to a "T". My family can't wait for me to make this again!
I'm not a desert person, but when I came upon this recipe I decided to give it a try cause it sounded good. I was very very impressed! The big plusses w/this recipe are that it is easy to make, and it is absolutely delicious. I didn't change anything except add a touch more rum. The combo of bananas in the cinnamon-brown sugar syrup and the icecream is fabulous.
I had some bananas that I needed to use, and didn't fee like baking anything, so this fit the bill. It was quick, easy and tasted wonderful!
I loved this recipe. I doubled the caramel sauce though and added a touch of cream to it to make it velvetly and delicious. Also you cant go wrong with a dash of salt to contrast the sweetness
This was good for a 5-minute recipe. We didn't have any ice cream on hand, and I have to say it lacked a little on its own. Definitely on the sweet side, but a time-saver.
I have been making this for years a wonderful New Orleans dessert .I used a 1/4 cup of banana rum instead of liquer . I served mine with french vanilla ice cream .
This has become a family favorite but we've never had it on ice cream! I slice the bananas crosswise instead of lengthwise and we eat it over pancakes for a special weekend breakfast.
We skipped the walnuts (one guest had allergies) and it was still exceptional. You could have heard a pin drop during dessert. A big plus was using homemade rhum from St. Maarten (that had bananas soaking in it). I don't think it would have been as good with plain light rum.
this was okay.. the sauce got hard when I put it on the cold ice cream though....
I love this recipe! It's so easy and it impresses guests! I use dark rum for greater depth of flavour and toast the walnuts.
BEST RECIPE EVER
This was really tasty! My husband and I found it too sugary the first time I made it so I used only 1/2 cup of brown sugar the next time I prepared this. It was much better the second time. Also, I cut the bananas into rounds to make it easier to eat, which is important because you have to eat it fast before the ice cream melts.
Simple delicious dessert for any occasion. we licked the plate clean....(sorry but true)
Excellent! I made it for my sons birthday, using only butter, brwn sugar & cinnamon and it came out excellent. I served it over vanilla ice cream on a piece of pound cake came home w/no lft ovrs. I do recommend that you use apple banana if availabe, it doesnt get mushy, and it balances out the sweetness with its tartness.
I can't believe how delicious this recipe is! It literally took me 10 minutes to make this desert and everyone was very impressed. I served these inside of crepes with some whipped cream on top and they were DEVOURED! This is better than any banana's foster I've had at any restaurant. I used some name-brand rum, I almost got no name, but I'm glad I got the name-brand, you can taste the rum, but not in an unpleasant way. It adds a depth of flavor.
I don't particularly like bananas...and this was INCREDIBLE!! I also made steamed buns stuffed with the bananas and served over ice cream with the extra sauce drizzled hot over the top. Fantastic!
This has always been one of my favorite "up my sleeve" recipes when I'm in a bind for a quick dessert that needs to impress. I serve it over icecream in wine glasses. The only thing I do differently is after I cook it over the stove for a few minutes, I add the bananas and pour it into a baking dish and put it under the broiler to give it a nice browning. Then add a dollop of whipped cream too! It tastes like it took forever, but goes together in a flash!
Are you kidding me?? You know a dessert is good when you serve it to your family and they take a bite and give you a speech-less wide eyed look (like they can't believe you made it yourself). This dessert rocks! I omitted the rum and substituted pecans instead of walnuts. I served over warm crescent rolls. It's like something you would taste in an upscale restaurant. Yeah! My husband was amazed.
This is soooo good!! My husband loved it too. Just make sure to stir a the sugar mixture until smooth before putting bananas in.
This was a hit! My husband and I served this to his parents this evening, and we all wanted more! I would recommend keeping the sugar mixture at a low boil for around 2 minutes before adding the bananas. Had I added the bananas as soon as the mixture began to bubble (as called for in the directions), I think the sauce would have been gritty from the sugar.
Absolutely wonderful!! It was very easy and everybody loved it!
Excellent to serve to impress guests!!! If you have kids helping to prepare this, keep them far enough back while the alcohol burns off.
I watched a cooking show on television, & saw Bananas Foster prepared. I thought that I would try it myself. I went into the allrecipes website, and found this delicious recipe. It was so easy to make. We were having friends over for dinner, and as I told them, they were my guinea pigs. They loved it! I will definitely make this one again!
The rum is a little strong for me, but was still VERY rich and good...
Wonderful dessert! Very impressive for family and friends. I substituted pecans (which I most always do) and it was delicious!
For some fun, add the rum after all other ingredients and carefully light it on fire for a true flambé experience! Delicious!
I made this for a group of 10 people. It only took a few minutes and everyone was scraping their bowls they enjoyed it so much. I made it the next night for a different group and they loved it, too. VERY VERY easy and VERY good.
This dessert is awesome! It's so elegant that it's perfect for entertaining and so fast and easy you can make it any night of the week! I really don't know how you could go wrong with this one...
I make this (omitting the walnuts and ice cream) and top crepes, pancakes or waffles with the mixture. My family loves it!
OH MY Amazing! We LOVE this recipe and it is SO easy!! My husband is very particular about what he considers 5 stars, and he thinks this is better than any version he's had in any restaurant. We use Kilo Kai Rum, which is so good you could do shots all on its own (though we don't.) Didn't have any dark brown sugar, so we substitute with light brown sugar. Beware - this desert can be addictive.
Very strong rum flavor. Next time I will use light brown sugar and omit the rum.
Wow, this was amazing! My husband turned up his nose at first watching me make it, saying "what are you making? Have you had that before?" But when we tasted it, it was absolutely heavenly. I added about 1 tblsp lemon juice and cut the Meyer's Dark Rum back to 2 tblsp per another reviewer. I don't even like bananas very much but this was wonderful. I also saved the leftovers (there barely were any between 2 of us although we ate way too much) and cooked them in a mini muffin pan lined with lite crescent roll dough for about 11 minutes on 350 (per crescent roll instructions - spray the pan with cooking spray first). Wonderful and easy, with a good "wow" factor! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
So easy to make, and even easier going down!! Looking forward to making this again!!
it is very very very very good
Excellent and easy!
Probably one of the best desserts I've ever eaten.
Mmmmmm! This was quite good. My dinner guest and I were in heaven when sampled the final product. It was SO simple and tasted wonderful. Thanks!
A wonderful recipe with phenomenal results! I added more rum and let the bananas soak in it for some time before cooking. We then drizzled the finished concoction over vanilla bean ice cream. It was divine!
Terrific! This is a great recipe that is so simple and quick. My dinner guests loved it, they were so impressed. A keeper, for sure. Just make sure your bananas are ripe, one of my bananas was a tad green and you could tell.
mmmmmm! This is heavenly. It was sooo easy. This recipe will be made often in our house. The entire family enjoyed it and so did our neighbor. Thank you for sharing!
Super! I used rum extract with a little water instead of rum, but it could hardly have been better.
My family wanted to give this ten stars. Great recipe and it just doesn't get any easier. I measured everything before dinner and simply prepared it after we finished eating so it would be hot. It couldn't have been better!
This is so easy to make. It is a nice finish to a meal. My guests were very impressed. Great way to use bananas about to go bad.
This was a quick and delicious dessert....i had a little left over and I froze it in a tupperware and just popped it in the microwave and it held up well :)
Love this recipe. Great as is, but if you don't have any rum or rum extract on hand you can just add in some extra vanilla. The taste isn't that much different-- just a little sweeter. (I actually prefer it with just the vanilla.)
Just like in the restaurants!
This was excellent! Served at a party and got rave reviews! Thanks for the recipe!
Definitely an excellent recipe. However, I browned a flour tortilla and used a bit of butter and cinnamon to flavor them. Then, I cut back to two bananas. Three seemed a lot. Plus, I decided to put some caramel syrup on top of the bananas foster once it was finished. It was absolutely delicious, however, the caramel really added to it and the tortilla was definitely a nice way to balance out the richness of the banana foster.
Yum. Didn't change anything. So easy and so good!
I made this for Father's day and received rave reviews! I printed off the recipe and scaled for eight servings. In my rush to get this made and served I only added 1/4 cup brown sugar (should have been 1- 1/4 cups!, I missed the "1" in front, and it was still terrific and had plenty of sauce for eight glasses. So I can safely say you can cut down the sugar if you like! I used pecans instead of walnuts, and served in martini glasses with whipped cream and a cherry. Very impressive presentation and easy!
In a word, WOW! This was exactly the recipe I was looking for. It tasted just like the bananas foster my husband and I had at a 5 star restaurant. I thought about trying to Flambe it but decided not too and it was just as good with out it. Oh...I did add a dash of banana liquer, but I don't know if that really made it any better. A tip for all of you that were worried about the ice cream melting so quickly, it's bananas foster! It's supposed too :) Thanks for an AWESOME and SIMPLE and QUICK desert recipe!
This recipe tasted wonderful! It is now going to be our family Halloween tradition. I followed the recipe exactly and we all loved every bit of it :)
I didn't have any rum on hand, so I used Godiva Chocolate liqueur instead. Still turned out wonderful!
Awesome! The whole family loved it. I didn't change a thing.
I've made this a couple times, each time differently. The first time, we had it as per the directions, and with ice cream. The second time, I used chopped bananas and rolled the bananas foster in fresh homemade crepes and served warm with ice cream. Both were yummy!
Everyone loved this. I paired it with homemade pineapple ice cream and shredded coconut, but this is what made the dessert so incredible. I didn't have any rum on hand and it tasted fine without. I also prepped it the night before and reheated on low on the stovetop and it was fine.
Sooo amazing! It has all the deliciousness of any other bananas foster without the fire. Yum!
My husband loves Bananas Foster, so he asked me to make it. He loves the recipe so much that he's willing to be the one to make it. We follow the directions exactly and use vanilla ice cream.
Very easy and delicious. I've made a similar version before and it always turned sugary--this one didn't. Ice cream is a must, but leave off the nuts.
Cool breeze. Warm bed. One bowl. Two spoons. Cancel all plans. (PS: Very nice with strawberry ice cream, too!)
This was simple and delicious. People who aren't fond of bananas enjoyed this dessert when I served it. Serve is over a scoop of country cream vanilla ice cream and you're in heaven. Check pic 23
SO good and SO quick and easy!!! I subbed 1TB frangelico for part of the rum (used Cap. Morgan's) and it was awesome. Instead of adding nuts and using vanilla ice cream I did butter pecan ice cream and spooned some of the warm sauce over it all. It made too much sauce to serve it all, but you really need that much to cook them in, so I saved it to reheat and have over ice cream at a later date. Will definately make this again and often.
Excellent. This is my go-to recipe for an easy, classy dessert!
I made it just as the recipe specified and it was delicious. Everyone gobbled it up! Will definitely make this again.
Delicious! I had an almond theme going for dinner so I used chopped almonds instead of chopped walnuts. And instead of rum I used the almond based amaretto. Excellent recipe. For dinner I had the almond crusted tilapia and the green beans almandine off of allrecipes.com
I used spiced rum and added a little extra for good measure. I served it at a family dinner and it got rave reviews!
This was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! My daughter used this recipe and made it for us, and it was heavenly! I highly recommend it!
Absolutely the best! I made this sauce to serve over phillo dough cheesecake mini tarts! Loved the sauce so much! I didn't include the walnuts, but turned out great!
Great recipe. I used Black Strap Rum, which added a very nice rum flavor.
So, good and easy! Thanks for sharing!
I was looking for something quick and light for New Years Day dessert- this was it. The flavor of this sauce is wonderful, and of course it goes together quickly and easily. Followed recipe as written- deserves 5 stars!
THE BEST!! My grandson, who is a dessert connoisseur at age 5, declared this dish "better than brownies and brownies are the best things in the whole world". High praise indeed! I followed the directions to the letter and it was perfect.
HOLY COW!!! that is one of the BEST dessserts i have EVER tasted and it was SOOOOOOOO simple and fast!!! you didn't have to wait a couple of hours for it to bake and cool!!
This recipe is a winner. I excluded the rum. I have made it several times and we've enjoyed it every time. The last time I made it I used "just purchased" dark brown sugar. The sugar was so dry that it never melted, but rather got hard and overcooked. I threw that out and used soft regular brown sugar and it was the great result I had achieved before. So, make sure your brown sugar is soft, regardless of whether you use regular or dark brown sugar. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
wonderful! I tossed in some extra rum and used pecans instead of walnuts! I sliced the bananas into small pieces rather than serving sliced lengthwise/crosswise and served the ice cream in desset cups, with bananas heaped on top. Also, I made the sauce ahead of time, left out and then heat it all up quickly in the pan. Thanks so much!
Yummy!!! Used Malibu and served as a crepe filling.
Great flavor! Followed the recipe, except used the rum extract measurements provided by another person (1 tsp rum extract : 2 tsp water). Substituted pecans for walnuts. I would recommend to put the Bananas Foster into the servings bowls first, then add the ice cream. We did the opposite and ended up with a soupy concoction--albeit delicious!
If you throw cinnamon at the pan while the bananas are flaming, you can get the flames to change colors! Makes for a great effect!
omg soooooo good