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Bananas Foster Bread with rum sauce is a take on the New Orleans classic dessert. Made in the traditional banana bread style, the warm loaf is soaked in rum sauce, then served with more sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A rich, adult dessert.

Banana Foster Bread with Rum Sauce

Bananas Foster Bread with rum sauce is a take on the New Orleans classic dessert. Made in the traditional banana bread style, the warm loaf is soaked in rum sauce, then served with more sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A rich, adult dessert.

Bananas Foster Bread with rum sauce is a take on the New Orleans classic dessert. Made in the traditional banana bread style, the warm loaf is soaked in rum sauce, then served with more sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A rich, adult dessert.

If there is one thing about living in the south for a time that sticks with you, it is the amazing food. Grits and gravy became my vice in the Carolina’s and in Texas it was the brisket. Who can ever get enough of good southern cooking?  So when I came across Southern at Heart with Demaris Philips on Food Network, I was hooked.  While I like to put my own spin on recipes that have inspired me, and this one is adapted from her show.

Bananas Foster Bread with rum sauce is a take on the New Orleans classic dessert. Made in the traditional banana bread style, the warm loaf is soaked in rum sauce, then served with more sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A rich, adult dessert.

Here are the cast of characters for making this lip-smacking adult dessert. * Note – make it kid friendly by substituting maple syrup for the rum! And check out the white lidded jar, which contains a game changer for banana bread recipes everywhere…Coconut Oil.

Bananas Foster Bread with rum sauce is a take on the New Orleans classic dessert. Made in the traditional banana bread style, the warm loaf is soaked in rum sauce, then served with more sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A rich, adult dessert.

The batter is pretty thick.I mix this with a fork rather than the electric mixer so that the bananas stay a little chunky.

Bananas Foster Bread with rum sauce is a take on the New Orleans classic dessert. Made in the traditional banana bread style, the warm loaf is soaked in rum sauce, then served with more sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A rich, adult dessert.

This is absolutely delish on it’s own. You want that big crack in the middle to hold some of the sauce, I actually call it glaze, and allow it to absorb into the middle of the loaf.

Bananas Foster Bread with rum sauce is a take on the New Orleans classic dessert. Made in the traditional banana bread style, the warm loaf is soaked in rum sauce, then served with more sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A rich, adult dessert.

The glaze will look thin and you may think that the recipe is wrong when it calls for adding water. It is not. The glaze is like a simple syrup using brown sugar and water,  with butter, orange peel and rum thrown in!

Bananas Foster Bread with rum sauce is a take on the New Orleans classic dessert. Made in the traditional banana bread style, the warm loaf is soaked in rum sauce, then served with more sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A rich, adult dessert.

The glaze will completely absorb into the bread in about 30 minutes or less. Remember to only pour half of the glaze over the bread. This is what it looks like after about 5 minutes.

Bananas Foster Bread with rum sauce is a take on the New Orleans classic dessert. Made in the traditional banana bread style, the warm loaf is soaked in rum sauce, then served with more sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A rich, adult dessert.

It is so hard to resist tearing pieces off of the loaf. The smell of the orange peel will draw you in…I swear!

Bananas Foster Bread with rum sauce is a take on the New Orleans classic dessert. Made in the traditional banana bread style, the warm loaf is soaked in rum sauce, then served with more sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A rich, adult dessert.

See along the edges and the top where the glaze has soaked in?  When I first made this I thought that I was going to ruin it and just have a wet loaf of banana bread! But of course that did not happen…it was so good I bought extra bananas the next week and made it again. Maybe that decision had something to do with the rum. I am not telling!

Bananas Foster Bread with rum sauce is a take on the New Orleans classic dessert. Made in the traditional banana bread style, the warm loaf is soaked in rum sauce, then served with more sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A rich, adult dessert.

Oh my, look at that! It just melts in your mouth. One last thing…heat the remaining glaze up before pouring it over the banana bread and ice cream. Even though this is not served “flambe”,  the warm glaze melting the ice cream truly takes this dessert over the top!

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Banana Foster Bread

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Bananas Foster Bread with rum sauce is a take on the New Orleans classic dessert. Made in the traditional banana bread style, the warm loaf is soaked in rum sauce, then served with more sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A rich, adult dessert.


Scale

Ingredients

For the Bread

  • 3 medium-large overripe bananas, mashed (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 TBSP Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Sauce

  • 4 TBSP (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1 tsp fresh orange zest
  • Vanilla Ice Cream for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray with cooking spray a 9 x4 loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, using a fork, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, sugar,melted coconut oil,Greek yogurt, rum extract and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Then, make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the well.
  5. Stir until the dry ingredients are incorporated.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.About 1 hour.
  7. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Make the Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan,over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add in the brown sugar and water, stirring to completely dissolve the brown sugar.
  3. Cook the mixture until bubbling around the edges, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and carefully stir in the rum and orange zest.
  5. Pour 1/2 of the sauce evenly over the warm loaf. Allow the sauce to completely soak in, about 30 minutes. Turn the loaf out of the pan.
  6. Serve sliced with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a splash of the remaining sauce.

Notes

* Note- make this recipe kid-friendly by substituting maple syrup for the rum.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 thin slices

If you love Banana Bread, you might like my Banana Bread with Butterscotch recipe.

Moist and delicious, this Banana Bread is brimming with natural banana flavor and sweet butterscotch morsels. It is an easy recipe classic that your family will love. Bake a batch today in your own kitchen!

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Jean, thank you so much! This is one of my favorite Fall desserts! Hugs- Christine

  2. Christine, this looks sooo good. And I can smell it right now! On my list!

  3. Hi Debra, thanks for stopping by and the compliment. One of the things I love best about this dessert is that it is not overly sweet…and of course the rum! Let me know how it turns out! Hugs- Christine

  4. I am definitely making this, Christine! It sounds delicious!

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