Bananas Foster on the Grill

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Bananas Foster

Summer is here and folks everywhere are lighting up the grill. What a great time to try some new recipes with our favorite year-round fruits. Bananas are always popular and packed with potassium that is good for regulating blood pressure and heart health. This fruit also contains manganese that is good for skin.

Try this recipe by “Taste of Home” to add some jazz to your bananas.

Bananas Foster on the Grill


  • 4 small ripe bananas, unpeeled
  • Disposable foil pie pan (9 in.), optional
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons hot caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 8 vanilla wafers, crushed


  • Trim ends and cut unpeeled bananas lengthwise; place on oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, until peel is dark brown and bananas are softened, 3-4 minutes on each side. Cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, in a small cast-iron skillet or 9-in. disposable foil pie pan, combine butter, syrup and caramel topping; place on grill rack. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until heated through, 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  • Remove peel from bananas; cut each half crosswise. To serve, place ice cream in dessert dishes; top with bananas. Drizzle with sauce; sprinkle with crushed wafers.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 386 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

Originally published as Grilled Banana Fosters in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2017

Written By

Cheri Bennett, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCheri BennettNutrition Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Cheri E-mail Cheri N.C. Cooperative Extension, Union County Center
Posted on Jul 30, 2019
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