Bananas Foster Gratin

Bananas Foster Gratin

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine October 1997

Brown sugar, rum and cinnamon flavor these baked banana gratins.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum or lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 medium bananas
  • 1 almond or hazelnut biscotti, crushed (1/4 cup)
  • 1 pint nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, or low-fat vanilla ice cream


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  1. Preheat oven to 450 °F. Coat four 1- to 1 1/2-cup gratin dishes or a shallow 1-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine brown sugar, water, rum (or lemon juice) and cinnamon in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer, stirring. Remove from heat and stir in butter.
  3. Peel bananas and slice diagonally. Add to the sauce and toss to coat. Spoon into prepared dish(es). Sprinkle with biscotti crumbs. Bake gratins until bubbly, about 10 minutes. Serve hot or warm with a scoop of frozen yogurt (or ice cream).
  • Make Ahead Tip: The sauce (Step 2) will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 301 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 62 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 24 mcg folate; 13 mg cholesterol; 48 g sugars; 141 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 176 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 77 mg sodium; 638 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 4
  • Exchanges: 2 fruit, 2 other carbohydrate

Reviews 3

February 22, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Rich, easy, delicious I have a Mardi Gras dinner tomorrow night with friends and decided to do a trial run for my family tonight - unbelievable! SO EASY! Purchased mini dishes from Ikea. One banana was just under ripe and loved its tartness in contrast to sweet. Also, did not have biscotti on hand, but was excellent without. Pros: Looks fantastic in individualized baking dishes, so simple, great for Mardi Gras celebration, Cons: Do not forget nonstick baking spray
May 14, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I don't even like bananas but I loved this recipe. The mixing of the hot and the cold was awesome!
September 06, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I just served the bananas tossed with sauce over whole grain pancakes for a special breakfast (minus the baking and biscotti.) It was great! I will try it for dessert next time.