This is a very rich and warm topping that is great for vanilla ice cream. It is very easy to make and the family will love it. It is also great alone just for a treat.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place the banana slices in the skillet, stir in the vanilla, and cook until bananas are golden brown. Stir in the coconut, and top with confectioners' sugar and walnuts. Serve immediately over ice cream.

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Nutrition Facts

266 calories; 12.9 g total fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 77 mg sodium. 38.5 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
This is wonderful! Just know that your bananas will not stay firm and nicely shaped. They get a bit mushy and soften a lot as they cook. But you will be so pleased with this recipe. It got rave reviews at my Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Party! It was the favorite over my homemade hot fudge sauce and the homemade butterscoch sauce. I also made it again for topping our favorite Belgian Waffles... Divine! Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/22/2006
Here's what NOT to do: DON'T use ripe bananas (you want them as firm as possible). DON'T cook them too long or stir too much --- just warm them (they get soft). DON'T wait any time whatsoever to serve this (it gets mushy and breaks down). The recipe says to "serve immediately" and that is correct! Good luck! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
This is wonderful! Just know that your bananas will not stay firm and nicely shaped. They get a bit mushy and soften a lot as they cook. But you will be so pleased with this recipe. It got rave reviews at my Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Party! It was the favorite over my homemade hot fudge sauce and the homemade butterscoch sauce. I also made it again for topping our favorite Belgian Waffles... Divine! Thanks! Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
05/22/2006
Here's what NOT to do: DON'T use ripe bananas (you want them as firm as possible). DON'T cook them too long or stir too much --- just warm them (they get soft). DON'T wait any time whatsoever to serve this (it gets mushy and breaks down). The recipe says to "serve immediately" and that is correct! Good luck! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
This is wonderful! Just know that your bananas will not stay firm and nicely shaped. They get a bit mushy and soften a lot as they cook. But you will be so pleased with this recipe. It got rave reviews at my Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Party! It was the favorite over my homemade hot fudge sauce and the homemade butterscoch sauce. I also made it again for topping our favorite Belgian Waffles... Divine! Thanks! Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2007
This is a wonderful recipe! After I topped the icecream I added a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Thanks for this great recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2011
super easy to make. and wonderful I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2016
I used it for pancake topping and it was wonderful. Since there were only two of us I halved everything (except the vanilla - we love vanilla). The only changes I will make next time will be to use the whole 1/4 cup of walnuts and I will probably take other reviewers' suggestions and add maybe 1/2 cup crushed pineapple (my husband loves pineapple too - others might want to start with 1/4 cup if you're halving the recipe like I did). You do have to be very gentle with your banana slices or you will end up with mush -- but it will still be tasty mush! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2012
We liked this and it's super easy to make. I had everything in my kitchen already. Adding pineapple would boost the tropical flavor and sweetness in my opinion and make it a completely 5 star recipe. The trick with cooking these bananas is to be as gentle as possible. Place them in the butter and wait don't stir them around. After several minutes (5 or so) then use a spatula to gently flip them. Minimal movement will help them hold their shape if that's what you're hoping for. My daughter did LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2012
I used pecans instead of walnuts I made no other changes. This is delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2012
Great idea! Adding lemon or lime juice helps anyone who doesn't care for that overly ripe banana taste plus it lends the sauce a flavor that is more island-breezy. The idea another reviewer mentioned to include pineapple is also great but it is the lemon or lime that cuts the flavor to island-style IMHO. When adding in the lemon or lime allowing the sauce to cook longer is no longer an issue in our kitchen anyway. Either way..... Enjoy! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/17/2016
Not fans texture was icky flavor was lacking. Read More