Slow-Cooker Bananas Foster

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours


5 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
The flavors of caramel, rum and walnut naturally complement fresh bananas in this version of a dessert classic. It's my go-to choice for any family get-together. —Crystal Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
Slow-Cooker Bananas Foster Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 medium firm bananas
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • Optional: Vanilla ice cream or sliced pound cake


  1. Cut bananas in half lengthwise, then widthwise; layer in the bottom of a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Combine brown sugar, butter, rum, vanilla and cinnamon; pour over bananas. Cover and cook on low until heated through, about 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Sprinkle with walnuts and coconut; cook 30 minutes longer. Serve with ice cream or pound cake if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving (calculated without ice cream or pound cake): 462 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (59g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.