Simple Bananas Foster

Whip up this light version of New Orleans’ signature dessert for a delicious end to your meal.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15 min” cook_time=”” serves=”4″ details=”” ]

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  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract


  • 1/8 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1/8 teaspoon butter flavoring or vanilla extract
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • Vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch and pie spice. Stir in the apple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts and flavorings. Add bananas and heat through over medium heat.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Serve warm over ice cream or frozen yogurt.[/step-item]


[nutrition-info calories=”79″ calories_fat=”” fat=”trace” sat_fat=”” choles=”0mg” sodium=”2mg” carbs=”20g” sugars=”” protein=”1g” fiber=”0g”]

Diabetic exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.
* calculated without ice cream


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