Ready for a true gourmet delight? Thanks to Cooking Professionally, you can create this for yourself and your loved ones. Bonkers-for-Bananas Foster is the best kept dessert secret! It’s insane how easy, fast, and economical (but also how crazy-delicious) baking with a few bananas can be. You will go off the deep end when you experience how wonderfully tantalizing the softened, sweet bananas swimming in the buttery, sweet rum sauce become after just a little heat. Add some creamy vanilla ice cream and the result truly is all it’s cracked up to be. Take our sound advice… you and your guests will go bananas for this dessert!


1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 bananas, halved lengthwise
3 ounces dark rum
vanilla ice cream, optional, to taste


Step 1 – In a large sauce pan over medium heat, add the butter, the brown sugar, the white sugar, and the cinnamon and cook, stirring occasionally, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 2 – Add the bananas to the butter mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4-5 minutes.

Step 3 – Add the rum to the banana mixture.

Step 4 – Carefully use a long lighter to ignite the rum and allow the flames to burn out, about 30 seconds.

Step 5 – Serve the bananas Foster with the vanilla ice cream.


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