R is for Rum baked bananas

If you’re looking for a pastry free, healthy and tasty dessert, Rum baked bananas tick all the right boxes.

This is a super quick recipe that doesn’t need you to go shopping to make dessert. Of course, rum is a store cupboard essential!

I made this as a romantic sharing dessert but you could easily bake it an large baking dish to feed a crowd.


2 bananas

1 heaped tablespoon brown sugar

20 ml dark rum

2 teaspoons butter

zest of 1/4 orange and 1/4 cup orange juice (optional)


Rum baked bananas

Rum baked bananas


1. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 7 (425 F). Meanwhile, peel the bananas and cut them lengthwise.

2. In a greased ovenproof dish, sprinkle half the sugar and lay the bananas over it.

3. Dot the bananas with butter. Sprinkle the rest of the sugar and the orange zest (if using).

4. Pour over the rum and all the orange juice (if using).

5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the bananas are soft.

6. You could sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar again and stick it under the grill for the sugar to caramelise or use a blowtorch. (This step is optional)

7. Serve hot with cream or ice cream. Equally good to dip in and enjoy as they are.



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24 Responses to R is for Rum baked bananas

  1. Suzy says:

    I love banana desserts. This sounds yum.
    Dropping by from AtoZ

  2. shailajav says:

    Sigh. Not something to read about first thing in the morning. Now I need to have some 😀

  3. Loni Townsend says:

    Looks good, but we…uh…don’t keep rum in our cupboard. 🙂 Wine and sherry are my usual cooking tools.

  4. Nisha says:

    This is droooolworthy!! I am so going to make it for a romantic dinner 🙂
    Thankyou for sharing.

  5. obsessivemom says:

    Yum!! I so love bananas but often steer clear of them because they are fattening. But this sounds absolutely delicious.

  6. I usually stay away from bananas but if there is rum I might still enjoy it 😀


  7. Aditi says:

    Looks so delicious. Now I am craving for some…sitting in office and dreaming about these.. Not really good! 😉

  8. swathishenoy says:

    Yumm!! Looks pretty good 🙂 Now I want to have some 🙂

    Swathi A-Z Participant

  9. S(t)ri says:

    Yummmy…. very yummy… esp when my tummy is empty 😛 Whoa… lotta Rum posts and I am so gonna try this particular one!!

    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

  10. belindareger says:

    Yumm it looks and I’m sure it’s tasty. Will try this one.

  11. Carol Graham says:

    I’m not a banana lover — but with ice cream — now, you’re talking

    Carol @ Battered Hope

  12. Cristina says:

    I literally sighed and said oooooh! Bananas, rum and ice cream. A total winner!!!!

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