Bananas Foster Sauce

This is one of my favorite, most versatile recipes to have on hand. I call it a Bananas Foster sauce because that’s what it reminds me of, although I know it’s not necessarily authentic. It is still delicious though, and it tastes great with so many things.

Bananas Foster Sauce
This recipe adjusts very easily, so make as much or as little as you want.

  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 2 t. vanilla

1. Melt butter or margarine in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a slow boil and simmer about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
2. Stir in sliced bananas and cook another 2-3 minutes. 3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Serve hot or cold.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to use this sauce.

  1. Over crepes or pancakes.
  2. Over ice cream.
  3. Over simple bread pudding or rice pudding.
  4. Over oatmeal.
  5. Stirred into plain yogurt.
  6. As a dip with homemade cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips.
  7. Mixed with cream cheese as a bagel spread.
Bananas Foster sauce over oatmeal.

Extras freeze wonderfully or keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Originally published on A Simple Walk, 1/19/09

7 thoughts on “Bananas Foster Sauce

  1. We love to put banana foster over ice cream, but I have never thought to put it over oatmeal. I need to try it, it looks so good.

  2. This was delicious! I had my hubby’s grandma and aunt over today for lunch to celebrate grandma’s birthday. I made your homemade beefaroni (adding a can of petite diced tomatoes) and served vanilla ice cream with this delicious sauce over the top! Grandma loves bananas foster, so she was delighted with this dessert. Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. Hi just wanted to give you a quick heads up
    and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but
    I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

  4. Do you think it would be possible to can this sauce? It sounds amazing and I have literally more bananas than the tropics lol

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