Sautéed Bananas

This recipe is a simplified version of the New Orleans classic Bananas Foster. Served over French toast or with vanilla ice cream, this recipe will please your guests from morning to evening.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 firm, ripe bananas
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup orange juice


  • Peel the bananas and cut them in half crosswise, then again in half lengthwise. Set aside.
  • In a large sauté or frying pan over medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar until the foam subsides, stirring to melt and brown evenly. Add the bananas, cut-side down, to the bubbling sugar. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the orange juice to the pan and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Turn bananas over and cook another minute or two. Remove from heat and serve with the pan sauce drizzled over the bananas.