Grilled Bananas Foster

Grilled Bananas Foster

Reposted from the KOA blog: 

While we love classic camping desserts, it’s always fun to try something a little different now and again! This grilled take on a classic from New Orleans is definitely one you’ll want to try.

Grilled Bananas Foster


  • 4 bananas
  • ½ cup butter, plus 2 Tbsp. for brushing bananas
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ cup dark rum, regular or spiced
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream, for serving



  1. Clean and oil grill. Preheat to medium high heat. Halve bananas, keeping peels on.
  2. Brush bananas (cut side only) with melted butter and place on hot grill. Grill for 4-5 minutes until soft and nicely caramelized. Remove from heat.


  3. In a small skillet set on the grill, melt butter, stir in brown sugar and cinnamon and whisk until sugar has dissolved and mixture comes together. Peel bananas, cut in half and add to skillet. Add rum and carefully flambé, if desired.
  4. Place bananas over vanilla ice cream and drizzle with sauce from bottom of pan. Top with whipped cream.

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