Recently, I decided to make Vegan Bananas Foster.
My recipe is based on the classic Brennan’s Restaurant of New Orleans Bananas Foster recipe that my dad used to make for me as a kid.
Bananas Foster (vegan, GF)
serves 4, generously
1 c brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, coconut oil, or Earth Balance
2 Tbsp Pumpkin Butter, optional
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp Water
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup banana liqueur
2 to 3 ripe, but not over-ripe, bananas – halved and sliced lengthwise
1/4 cup dark rum
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
Combine butter, pumpkin butter, maple, water, cinnamon in a large skillet and cook over low to medium-low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the banana liqueur, then place the bananas in the pan. When the banana sections soften and begin to brown, carefully add the rum. Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot, then tip the pan slightly to ignite the rum and use caution when doing so! When the flames subside, remove the bananas from the pan and place four pieces over each portion of ice cream. Generously spoon warm sauce over the top of the ice cream and serve immediately. Leftover sauce may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days (I doubled the sauce recipe in the photos below)
A step-by-step guide:
Low heat to melt
I think the Banana Liqueur is just above Listerine in terms of hangover potential. But in a recipe like this, priceless.
So go ahead and add 1/4 c Banana Liquor.
Add 2 diced & sliced bananas. The Brenan’s recipe calls for 4, but honestly…
…I didn’t really make this recipe to eat bananas. I made it for the juice! That juice, in there.
Allow the bananas to cook & soften for a couple mins while drowning them in the lovely alcoholic sugar brine.
Then, add 1/4 c dark rum. I maybe added more like 1/3 c.
Cook another couple mins. Or don’t.
Just grab your matches and Light Up.
Sorry I didn’t get a pic while the pan was lit up like KMart with the Blue Light Special Flame going on cuz I didn’t wanna burn my kitchen down so I was more concerned about the cooking than the camera. You understand.
The final de-flamed result? Uh-huh baby!!!!!
You could pour this hot goodness over banana vanilla softserve.
Or, I poured it into a container to eat later after it’s chilled in the fridge.
Or you could eat most of it at once, and catch a buzz.