Bananas Foster Sundaes for 2 Recipe
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Bananas Foster Sundaes for 2 Recipe

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I have wonderful memories of eating Bananas Foster in New Orleans, and as a dietitian, wanted to find a healthier version. I combined the best of two recipes and added my own tweaks to create this Southern treat. And with this version, it's the perfect dessert for two! —Lisa Varner, Charleston, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/8 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 cup reduced-fat vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 259 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in the brown sugar, orange juice, cinnamon and nutmeg until blended. Add banana and pecans; cook for 2-3 minutes or until banana is glazed and slightly softened, stirring lightly. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Serve with ice cream. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Bananas Foster Sundaes for 2 in Healthy Cooking

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peachynonni User ID: 4215913 249368
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2016

"Did not like the OJ in this."

Evelynks01 User ID: 7154253 184085
Reviewed May. 25, 2014

"really good! I used Kahlua instead of rum."

mikibunny31 User ID: 7066772 184786
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"Simple and fast."

minnie User ID: 7775663 116218
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

"Wow this is really good, I doubled all the ingredients but used only 1 banana and it was a perfect amount for 2. I didn't have orange juice so I used pineapple juice and I omitted the nutmeg since I don't care for that flavor . I will definitely be making this often, so yummy!"

alice balliet User ID: 1312313 107266
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"I forgot to say I also used dark rum instead of extract"

alice balliet User ID: 1312313 184083
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"Thought it was very tasty but I doubled it and would recommend to do that even if just for 2 people. No bad at all for a lower cal recipe"

jwfy User ID: 4335749 187323
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"My wife & I love this. quick, easy & delicious! I used 1 tsp dark rum instead of rum extract. Made it a little more authentic. Did not use pecans."

abreendre User ID: 1799143 101580
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"we love this. it is so easy and seems special."

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