So I’m at home staring at bunch of bananas from my co-op basket. So anyways I have more bananas that I could eat in a week and I’m craving something sweet, when it dawns on me that I probably have everything I need to make bananas foster. Only I’m wrong because when I look up recipes it calls for dark rum and walnuts both which I do not have. So I read around a bit and realize I can use Baileys (which I do have) and pecans and here is the recipe I ended up with.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 1/2 tablespoons bailey’s
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise and crosswise
- 1/4 cup halved pecans
- 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
- In a large, deep skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in sugar, baileys, vanilla and cinnamon. Mixture will heat up quickly so make sure to have everything measured out.
- When mixture begins to bubble, place bananas and pecans in pan. Cook until bananas are hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve at once over vanilla ice cream.
This recipe was delicious and exactly what I was looking for. It was smooth and creamy with little tiny crisps of sugar. Tastes just like the bananas foster I enjoyed at a top notch restaurant. Will definitely make this again with no changes.
The bananas were from my co-op basket this week so they cost me about $0.80. The ice cream was $3 for a half gallon from Fresh and Easy, the pecans were left over from the brie recipe I made this weekend and everything else was on hand. This whole dessert could serve 4 and costs only $3.80. Great deal!