Caramel Bananas with Toasted Walnuts

Sweet bananas, saucy caramel, buttered walnuts, a burst of brandy and a sprinkle of cinnamon…say no more!



Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • 50g butter
  • 1/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 cup brandy, rum or whisky
  • cinnamon, for sprinkling
  • vanilla bean ice cream, for serving


Melt the butter in a large frypan and sauté walnuts for 1-2 minutes until lightly toasted. Add brown sugar and cook, stirring until dissolved. Remove pan from the heat, add bananas and brandy. Carefully flambé the pan by tilting over a gas flame or lighting with a long match. Return to the heat and simmer, stirring until the flames subside and bananas have softened. Sprinkle with cinnamon, portion into bowls and serve with ice cream.


  • Substitute fresh orange juice or apple juice for an alcohol free dessert.
  • STYLING Pile bananas and walnuts into the serving bowl before spooning over sauce. Top with a textured scoop of ice cream, drizzle with extra sauce and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • DRINK Brandy

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