Bananas Foster Sundaes Recipe
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Bananas Foster Sundaes 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. —Lisa Varner, Charleston, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 large firm bananas, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 3 cups reduced-fat vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 sundae: 233 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in brown sugar, orange juice, cinnamon and nutmeg until blended. Add bananas and pecans; cook, stirring gently, until bananas are glazed and slightly softened, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in extract. Serve with ice cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Bananas Foster Sundaes in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p52

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"This was delicious. My friends and family love this recipe and its very easy to make. I did triple the sauce recipe and added an extra banana. It served 5 of us. We each had a large bowl ( about 4 scoops of icecream each using a regular kitchen size icecream scooper not the large scoops you'd get in an icecream shop)."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"My sister-in-law loves Bananas Foster, so we brought it to dinner at a friend's home when she was also there. It turned out wonderful just as it is. We will certainly be enjoying it again. Thank you"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"This is an awesome recipe! It tastes like something you'd eat at a 5-star restaurant!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"Such a different taste, try real rum, then light on fire to burn off alcohol. YUM !"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"Wonderful, delicious, quick and easy. I used sugar free ice cream and brown sugar blend. Will definately be making this one for company as well as for the two of us."

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