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a banana being flambe in a skillet

Flambeed banana

A super easy and cheap way to use overripe banana.
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 1 serving
Calories 203 kcal


  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon oil of your choice (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar or maple syrup


  • 1 Tablespoon brown rum or grand marnier


  • Heat the oil in a medium sized frying pan on medium high heat.
  • Peel your banana and add it to your pan. Turn down the heat to low and cover your pan. Let the banana cook for about 10 minutes, turn it on the other side then add the sugar (or maple syrup). Let it cook for another 10 minutes or so or until the banana gets a nice golden color.
  • Optional: If you want you can now add the rum and you either let it cook for a 2-3 more minutes or you make it flambe.
  • How to flambe your banana: turn off the heat under the pan. Add the rum to the pan and quickly light up the sauce with a match. Remove your hand quickly as the alcohol will fire up quickly. Let the alcohol burn itself, the fire will put itself out in a few seconds (watch the video to see the process).
  • Then transfer the banana and the sauce to a plate. Wait for it to cool down a little bit (you don’t want to burn your tongue. Believe me it’s happened to me more than once!) and serve warm. Voilà!
    Bon appétit !


Be careful with the flambe process. Be very cautious. Fire is dangerous. Don’t let a kid do this.
If you are not dairy free, you can use butter or ghee instead of oil.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition facts per serving

Calories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 3gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 76IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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