This single serve bananas foster is the perfect indulgence. Caramelized bananas smothered in ice cream? Don't mind if I do!

Single Serve Bananas Foster

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 538 kcal
Author: Traci Antonovich
Grab your 5” skillet and deck out those bananas with caramel sauce and rum, topped with vanilla ice cream for Fat Tuesday heaven.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar dark or light
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
  • a few pinches cinnamon
  • 1 banana sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp rum (dark or light) optional
  • 1 scoop vanilla bean ice cream


  1. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat; add brown sugar; heat until sugar dissolves, stir as needed (about 2 min).
  2. Stir in vanilla, pecans, and cinnamon (be careful: liquid/oil splattering may occur).
  3. Place bananas, sliced side up, in skillet; heat for about two minutes.
  4. Gently turn bananas over, sliced side down; continue heating for two more minutes.
  5. Remove skillet from heat; (optional) add and "ignite" the rum.

To "ignite" rum (CAUTION: Igniting rum means to create an “open flame” in the skillet to burn off the alcohol. Please take ALL precautions necessary to prevent injury and fire, such as adult supervision and fire extinguisher on hand).

  1. Remove skillet from heat; pour rum over sauce; using a long match or long lighter, carefully ignite contents of the skillet; be sure to stand back as the flame may shoot out from the pan; once ignited, allow flame to burn and completely die before serving.
  2. Top caramelized bananas and sauce with 1 scoop ice cream; garnish with chopped pecans; serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Single Serve Bananas Foster
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 538 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Potassium 594mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 52g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 14.1%
Vitamin C 12.4%
Calcium 10.4%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.