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

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Keyword: sauce


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  • 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.
  • Stir in sliced bananas and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  • 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.

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

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