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Bananas Foster Bread Recipe

Bananas Foster Bread Recipe

This moist, tender bread has all the flavors of New Orleans’ famous dessert. And the rum-flavored glaze on top’s amazing! —Christen Chalmers, Houston, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum


  • 1. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar and bananas. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in rum; set aside to cool.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, flax, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In another large bowl, whisk the eggs, yogurt, banana mixture and remaining brown sugar. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 3. Transfer to a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4. Combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 189 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 181mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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[email protected] User ID: 6501613 261851
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2017

"Delicious! I omitted the flax (and added extra flour in its place) and cut the sugar by half and I thought it was perfect! Yum!"

khegeman User ID: 2379383 245166
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"We did not care of this bread and ended up throwing it away. In fairness, I did leave out the flaxseed, as I did not want to purchase a whole bag for one recipe. But according to the internet, it is typically used as a egg or oil substitute. Since this recipe call both, I am not sure its purpose. The rum flavored glaze was very strong and the center bread part was moist, but just ok."

Laurie73 User ID: 7632634 244233
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"So moist and full of flavor! I did omit the flax. I used pecans grinded to a powder. Def a keeper!"

lorstout User ID: 2537668 229521
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"My son's favorite dessert is bananas foster, so I had to try this. He really liked it. It is a great way to use up ripe bananas rather than the usual banana bread."

DViola User ID: 6210665 137007
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"Made this again and it was great. Definitely one of my favorites."

JanetSS User ID: 2410809 119230
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"Took it to a gathering and everyone wanted recipe"

ALKaSelsor User ID: 5945346 119229
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"I substituted quick oats for the flaxseed and i did not put the glaze on top. I tried to get the bread out of the pan alittle too soon so it sort of split....but it still tasted pretty good. I will make it again (and let it cool longer!) and I am planning on trying whole wheat flour instead of white and I will put the glaze on it."

thunder2009 User ID: 3958994 137005
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"I followed the recipe but used spiced rum which we had on hand. Came out great and mother in-law wanted recipe for a card club gathering next week."

DViola User ID: 6210665 180200
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2012

"This was great. I made it for the family. My 19 month old just loved it."

peacelovehellokitty User ID: 6002238 135352
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"i forgot, i did however take out the flaxseed because we didn't have any, I just substituted flour for it."

peacelovehellokitty User ID: 6002238 212847
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"My whole family loved this bread! The next time I make it again I will add more rum for flavor and more bananas. But overall with the exact recipe it was very good."

tommypoo User ID: 1263135 181843
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"I love this recipe!! healthy for you and and full of flavor; you just can't go wrong with this banana bread!"

maggie2375 User ID: 1836691 119781
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"Very nice recipe. A different take on banana bread. I didn't have plain yogurt so I just used vanilla yogurt. I was just wondering if this freezes well."

interpretermom User ID: 3118724 119228
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"It was very moist and everyone ate it up. We had it for dessert."

autumnjewel User ID: 2634948 137004
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"This bread was so delicious, my husband loved it. I substituted the yogurt with fat-free sour cream because I didn't have the yogurt on hand. This bread was so moist and the texture was tasty. This bread will be added to my recipes for gift-giving as well. I will definitely make this again."

pcronk User ID: 1376127 119226
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"Could it be made without the flaxseed? Would you just add extra flour?"

corky collis User ID: 3198400 137002
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"So moist! Very Good"

MDMESTA User ID: 2405880 180199
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"I have been looking for a healthy version of banana bread and found this JACKPOT! It is so moist and delicious. My husband and kids could not believe it as a healthy recipe!"

geordimom User ID: 1657568 114217
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"made these for gifts and had to make one for myself, it smelled so good coming out of the oven. The rum was a little strong, but overall very good."

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 180197
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"This was very good. I made it with whole wheat flour and fat free vanilla yogurt. It was not quite as moist as I had hoped, but that is probably due to not using white flour. I would make this again."

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