Caramelized Bananas


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.

Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 medium-small firm bananas, peeled

  • ½ tablespoon butter

  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup dark rum, or orange juice

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla ice cream, or frozen yogurt


  1. 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 (per serving)

384 Calories
7g Fat
64g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 47g
Added Sugars 28g 56%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Vitamin A 494IU 10%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 25mcg 6%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 522mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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