Quick and Easy Bananas Foster

Closeup of Quick and Easy Bananas Foster in a cast iron skillet

Quick and Easy Bananas Foster Recipe

Quick and Easy Bananas Foster is a delightful dessert that you’ll absolutely love making for your friends and family.

It’s the perfect blend of mouth-watering ingredients, including bananas, walnuts, and a delicious sauce made from melted butter, sugar, rum, vanilla extract, and a touch of cinnamon.

You don’t need to be a master chef to whip up this tasty treat; it’s simple and hassle-free!

When choosing your bananas, it’s best to go for ones that are ripe yet firm. Overripe bananas may become too mushy when cooked.

Try toasting the walnuts before adding them to the dish for an extra crunch. And don’t be afraid to get creative with your choice of rum. A spiced or dark rum can add an interesting depth of flavor to the sauce.

When serving this dessert, a scoop of good-quality vanilla ice cream is the perfect companion. The cool creaminess of the ice cream pairs beautifully with the warm, sweet, and slightly spiced sauce, creating a heavenly combination that’s hard to resist.

So go ahead, and give this Quick and Easy Bananas Foster a try. You’ll be amazed by how effortlessly it comes together and how impressive it looks when served. It’s an exquisite treat that will become a favorite in your dessert repertoire.

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Overhead view of bananas foster in a cast iron skillet with a whole banana, and a small dish of cinnamon next to it.

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Closeup of Quick and Easy Bananas Foster in a cast iron skillet

Quick and Easy Bananas Foster

Nesting Lane Indulge
Indulge with this Quick and Easy Bananas Foster dessert recipe, with warm bananas and walnuts in a sweet sauce served over vanilla ice cream.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • Place a deep frying pan on the stove and set the heat to medium.
  • Melt the butter in the pan.
  • Add the sugar into the melted butter.
  • Add rum to the mixture in the pan.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Sprinkle in the cinnamon and stir well.
  • Wait for the mixture to start bubbling.
  • Add bananas and walnuts to the bubbling mixture.
  • Allow the bananas to heat for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Immediately serve the cooked mixture over scoops of vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 533.8kcalCarbohydrates: 73.2gProtein: 4.6gFat: 23.8gSaturated Fat: 12.3gCholesterol: 59.5mgSodium: 146.1mgPotassium: 536.5mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 60.8gCalcium: 133mgIron: 0.8mg
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Can I use a different type of nut in this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute walnuts with pecans or almonds for a different taste and texture.

How can I make this dessert vegan-friendly?

To make a vegan version, substitute the butter with a vegan butter alternative or coconut oil, and use a dairy-free ice cream or a coconut whipped cream for serving.

Can I use a different flavor of ice cream?

While vanilla ice cream is traditional, feel free to experiment with other flavors like caramel, chocolate, or even rum raisin to enhance the dessert.

Can I add other spices to the sauce?

Definitely! You can experiment with other warm spices like nutmeg, allspice, or even a pinch of ground cloves to customize the flavor of the sauce to your liking.

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