Vegan Bananas Foster


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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.

Vegan Banana Foster with melted caramel and bananas in skillet


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:

Pumpkin butter, butter, water, cinnamon, maple syrup and brown sugar in skillet

Low heat to melt

Spoon stirring Vegan Banana Foster ingredients in pan while melting

I think the Banana Liqueur is just above Listerine in terms of hangover potential.  But in a recipe like this, priceless.

Bottles of Meyer's Rum and Banana Schnapps on countertop

So go ahead and add 1/4 c Banana Liquor.

Spoonful of banana schnapps

Add 2 diced & sliced bananas. The Brenan’s recipe calls for 4, but honestly…

Sliced bananas in pan with melted brown sugar mixture

…I didn’t really make this recipe to eat bananas.  I made it for the juice!  That juice, in there.

Vegan Banana Foster recipe in clear container

Allow the bananas to cook & soften for a couple mins while drowning them in the lovely alcoholic sugar brine.

Bananas cooking in the melted brown sugar sauce

Then, add 1/4 c dark rum.  I maybe added more like 1/3 c.

Bottles of Meyer's Rum and Banana Schnapps

Cook another couple mins.  Or don’t.

Bubbling Banana Foster Mixture in pan

Just grab your matches and Light Up.

Hand holding a box of matches

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.

 Blended up Banana Softserve in blender

Or, I poured it into a container to eat later after it’s chilled in the fridge.

Vegan Bananas Foster in clear container

Or you could eat most of it at once, and catch a buzz.

Closeup of Vegan Bananas Foster in container
Have you ever tried bananas foster?



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  2. OH I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Halloween!
    we never go to any parties (we don't know anyone who throws adult parties like that) but would be fun!

    and YES I would so dress up..and not just cuz I can't the other days…HAHAHA

    can you create some other kind of crumble? more of a dish instead of cookies?

    That's what I need..something I can make and share with 6 or 8 people…Holidays are coming.. I want to spread the raw goodness and share!

    I know you can! you're a dessert genius…(how about a carmelized yam dish! ) hahaha

    later chickie dee

  3. Once again…drooling all over the keyboard..

    How ironic that you mention Halloween parties – I haven't been to one in years, but I was thinking that this year I'd love to go to one or have one here. I was talking to Chris about having our own since Halloween is on a Saturday this year, but then he told me he's working that night. Not that I couldn't still have one, but I feel bad throwing a party knowing that he'll walk in the door at 1am having been at work sincec 10am that morning…??

  4. Thanks for the reminder , although I didn't need it because I had the pictures ingrained in my mind : ) My fave, want to try, is the raw samoas, yum!

    I don't do Halloween so no dress up for me : (

  5. Super re-cap Averie!!!! Also, I enjoy how you post about other people's give-aways!! I get so much info from your blog :) Have a super Sunday.

  6. I just found your blog through thinspired and oh my gosh, so glad i did! Those vegan treats look incredible. I love the raw vegan apple crumble!

    nice split/hanumanasana!! takes me back to my gymnastic days…

  7. hey averie! thanks for stopping by my blog :) I've checked yours out a whole bunch of times and I LOVE it :) and noowwww I'm about to go have some dessert after reading your post haha

  8. Hey Averie – yay you're on twitter – I am too!! I just followed you now.

    I made the donut holes over the weekend with some packaged flax meal. They tasted good but they got stuck in my teeth real bad :(

    I also made overnight PB, banana, chia and oats with a lot of tweaking and had it for breaky this morning mmmmhhhmmm!

    I haven't tried any other recipes (besides the peanut sauce which is slurpalicious) yet because my blender engine overheated so I'm without blend which makes me sad :(

    Thanks for commenting about yoga, didn't get any done yesterday but am trying to plan out my week to fit some in :D

  9. averie…i do not know how you do it, but each and every one of these recipes needs to be in my belly. like now.

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  11. thank you for the foodie update my dear averie!! the donut holes look amazing!!!

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  14. My favorite are the samoas! Just the thought of them makes me love coconut and chocolate and yumm they are just so good.

    HALLOWEEN!! You should definitely go to a Halloween party! I dress up in a costume with out a doubt. This is also why I love themed parties because I love wearing costumes. I have random props around my room because it's just so much fun. I remember one random Friday night I just felt like wearing a tear shaped rhinestone as a third eye. Lol everyone thought it was so cool and I made/mesmerized some folks haha.


    Hi Love!!! Man oh man! It has been wayy to long since I visited!! Blah school!!! I hate it! I, in fact, wrote down in my planner many days ago to reply to you about (my comfy clothing post) and how I really can't stand JEANS either. I rarely wear them if I have to be in them for more than 3 or 4 hours. Long days at school = not denim. haha!!!

    Wow and look at all the goodness you have been up to since I missed!!!

    Your raw baking is seriously soo gorgeous!! I wish I could sample some!!!
    And the peanut sauce, and raw pasta! TO DIE FOR. I need to get some more zucchini so I can spiralize!! During the summer, it was easy- just go outsdie and snip some off from the garden!

    Anywho, the donut holes, the samoas cookies, the macaroon/blondies…all look so amazing!!!

    I love the yoga poses too! I do splits almost daily because I don't want to lose them after skating!!
    Okay I'll close this novel comment by saying, HAPPY SUNDAY LOVE!!!!!


  16. Vegan Thin Mint Fudge! I mean, that's the one thing I miss and cannot find a vegan version of ANYWHERE. Plus almost raw? Can't beat that. SO much yum with all those desserts!

  17. You've caught on to how I am able to post daily. You have to fill in some of the gaps with a little raw food porn. Yum! That looks good :-)

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