Recipe: Baked Brown Sugar Bananas

Serves: 4

Baked bananas are delicious in brown sugar and butter. Serve hot over ice cream, making sure everyone gets a little of the sauce.

NOTE: not all rum will light. I had coconut rum on hand and it does not flambe (however, it did add great flavor to the bananas). You will need to buy Bacardi 151 for this.

Also try Benin’s Baby Bananas in Orange Sauce.


6 ripe bananas peeled
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 Tbsp melted butter
2 ounces coconut rum

1 ounce bacardi 151 (to light it on fire)
Vanilla ice cream


1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

2. Lay bananas in a casserole dish. In a small bowl combine brown sugar with butter. Spoon mixture over bananas.

3. Bake for 20 minutes (longer if bananas are firmer).

4. Transfer bananas to a serving dish. Pour rum over the bananas and carefully light on fire.

CAUTION: You can burn yourself. Don’t do that!

5. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.

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  1. Michelle says:

    This looks like fun. I must try this! Good excuse to purchases 151 too! ha

  2. Any regular rum will flambe. Gimmicky spiced/flavored rums will not. Go for a nice dark Myer’s Rum for the added complexity of flavor.

  3. Question please?
    Where does the milk come into the ingredients of the recipe? I did not see that but #2 states: 2. Lay bananas in a casserole dish. In a small bowl combine brown sugar with butter and milk.

    Please clarify because these sound scrumptious….can’t wait to try them.

    Thanks and I love the recipes.

    • Sorry about that Suzanne! I went in and fixed the recipe – I originally thought about using milk in the recipe, but ultimately decided against…

      … no need for milk – you get plenty with the ice cream :D

      After you try them, let me know what you think.

  4. Thanks I will. Probably on Sunday!!!!! Can’t wait.


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