Brennan's Bananas Foster

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Created in 1951, Bananas Foster are now found all over the US but the original comes from Brennan's in New Orleans, LA. Over 35,000 lbs of banana's are used every year at Brennan's. I haven't made this recipe yet, so the time is approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the butter, sugar and cinnamon in a flambé pan or skillet.
  2. Place the pan over low heat either on an alcohol burner or on top of the stove, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
  3. 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.
  4. Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot, then tip the pan slightly to ignite the rum, or ignite with a long match.
  5. When the flames subside, lift the bananas out of the pan and place four pieces over each portion of ice cream.
  6. Generously spoon warm sauce over the top of the ice cream and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

What can I say? It's Bananas Foster...made the original Brennan's way! Absolutely delish... Oh, and I agree with Sue Lau - remove from heat, add rum, ignite. Thanks for posting a delicious and authentic recipe! Made by a Gourmet Goddess, ZWT9.

Jostlori July 23, 2013

Yummers! I've been making this version of Bananas Foster for years. So good! And the grandkids are always impressed with the flames. lol. Thanks momaphet for sharing a classic recipes. Made for ZWT9.

lazyme July 20, 2013

Yum, this was SO good!!! We'll be making it again...and again! :)

sassykat1213 August 20, 2009

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