The bananas have to get in and out of the pan in 1 1/2 minutes, no longer, so they stay firm in the center. If you are cooking for 4, you can easily double the recipe; it is important not to crowd the skillet, so get everything ready to go and make it in 2 batches.

Ken Haedrich


Recipe Summary

15 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • Cut bananas in half lengthwise. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar and lay the banana slices on top, cut side up. Cook undisturbed for 20 seconds, then add rum (or orange juice) and cinnamon. Cook for 10 seconds, then turn bananas carefully and cook for 45 to 60 seconds more, basting with the pan sauce. Divide the bananas between 2 dessert plates, drizzling the sauce on top. Serve immediately, with a scoop of ice cream (or frozen yogurt).


Nutrition Facts

384 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 63.6g; dietary fiber 2.9g; sugars 47.2g; fat 6.9g; saturated fat 4.2g; cholesterol 28.1mg; vitamin a iu 494.3IU; vitamin c 9.7mg; folate 24.9mcg; calcium 129.9mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 38.1mg; potassium 521.8mg; sodium 57.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 28g.

Reviews (10)

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
Kids love it with the orange juice. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Simple and Delicious I typically think of carmelized bananas as an expensive restaurant dessert so I was super excited that these were so easy and had the yummiest flavor. Definitely will make again and serve with some ice cream. Pros: Quick and Easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely Delicious!!! I have a problem with fruit it makes me queesy...but this is fantastic. I can control the sweetness and I don't get nauseas. Pros: Healthy I can control the sweetness the benefits of the banana is not cooked out Cons: I made it twice but forgot the cinnamon Read More
Rating: 4 stars
A Big Hit! Served with steel cut oatmeal for breakfast. Very yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Its very esay to make and it taste great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! So easy and delicious! Adults and kids both loved them. We topped our French toast with the bananas as syrup. I made it with orange juice but next time I will definitely use rum. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is delicious & so easy to make! It's definitely going to be made again & again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
New Favorite!!! I nixed the ice cream added pancakes and used the caramelized bananas as a pancake topping instead! What a treat! So delicious! Also I added vanilla and cinnamon to the pancake batter so the two complimented one another. FANTASTIC!!! Pros: Delicious Fast to Make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a wonderful dessert! It is also very very impressive! I served it 3 nights in a row to different guests because I loved it so much! You need to try this. Read More