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

Patsy Jamieson
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 1997


Recipe Summary

20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat four 1- to 1 1/2-cup gratin dishes or a shallow 1-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

301 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 62.3g; dietary fiber 3.4g; sugars 47.6g; fat 3.7g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 12.9mg; vitamin a iu 141IU; vitamin c 11mg; folate 23.7mcg; calcium 175.7mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 48.2mg; potassium 638.1mg; sodium 77.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
I don't even like bananas but I loved this recipe. The mixing of the hot and the cold was awesome! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More