Flambéed Bananas

Cook the bananas in a frying pan (with a tasteless oil like peanut oil, grapes seeds oil, etc.) on both sides. Add a bit of raw cane sugar (unrefined) on the top of the bananas to boost caramelizing. Pour a little rum in the hot pan and set alight.


  • Beware to proceed in a place which is not liable to wildfire when lighting the hot rum
  • If it is a problem for you to have rum or matches in your home, you can change the recipe and have the caramelized bananas with plain yoghurt or Fromage Blanc
  • You can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. (I usually don't have ice cream in my home...)

Figure 1. Flambéed bananas with rum.