This dessert brings back so many fond memories for me. This pretty much sums up my childhood in one dish. My dad has a sweet tooth like no other and always liked finishing off the night with some type of dessert. Whether it was cookies, brownies, ice cream or bananas foster. He always had something in mind. I swear it was at least twice a week I’d be asking for him to make us some. Of course, he didn’t mind my request and was more than happy to. As a kid, I loved when he lit the rum on fire and the flames would almost reach our ceiling. It was like a show. As a little girl I was so impressed by this tasty thing. Little did I know, it was SO EASY to make.

This dessert is only a handful of ingredients that we typically always have on hand. It only takes 15 minutes to whip together and has such a rich and complex flavor. It might be my favorite dessert.

NOTE: If you don’t want to make a ton, you can cut the recipe down and make a single serving dessert.



Prep time: 1 minute

Total time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4



3 bananas, sliced into rounds

4 tbsp salted butter

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup Myers’s original dark rum

Vanilla ice cream

Whipped cream


Heat a large pan to medium heat and add in butter and brown sugar. Let cook for 2 minutes till sugar and butter are combined and slightly bubbling. Add in vanilla and cinnamon and stir together. Then add in bananas and cook for 3-4 minutes, while flipping bananas every minute.

Add in the rum and use a lighter to catch the rum on fire. Shake the pan and stir around while the alcohol cooks off. When the fire is out, the alcohol has cooked off. It should only take a minute or so. Turn of heat and let cool for a couple minutes.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

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