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Bananas Foster Sundaes

 Bananas Foster Sundaes
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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 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


  • In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir
  • in the brown sugar, orange juice, cinnamon and nutmeg until blended.
  • Add bananas and pecans; cook, stirring gently, for 2-3 minutes or
  • until bananas are glazed and slightly softened. Remove from the
  • heat; stir in extract. Serve with ice cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/3 cup banana mixture with 1/2 cup ice cream equals 233 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.