Dairy-Free Bananas Foster Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy New Orleans Dessert

Dairy-Free Bananas Foster

It's everything you love about a classic Bananas Foster, minus the dairy and refined sugar. Trust me when I say, it's outrageously delicious and easy!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bananas foster, dairy-free, ice cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 ounces rum substitute bourbon or brandy
  • 2 bananas cut in half and then sliced horizontally
  • 2 scoops dairy-free ice cream for serving


  1. Add coconut oil and coconut sugar to a cold skillet and set over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until the coconut sugar begins to form a syrup and separate from the oil, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon and cook 30 seconds.
  2. Carefully pour in the rum and let cook 15 seconds. Light a match and carefully position it over the edge of the pan to ignite the alcohol. Cook the sauce until the flames subside.
  3. Add the bananas, cut-side down, and cook until slightly soft, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the bananas and cook for an additional 60 seconds.
  4. Spoon the bananas into a serving bowl, top with ice cream and spoon the remaining sauce overtop. Serve immediately.