A dessert made with bourbon glazed bananas, maple, lightly browned bananas and streusel that’s served warm with vanilla ice cream.

Bourbon Banana Dessert

Bourbon for a topping on vanilla ice cream? Sure, why not.

In this dessert recipe, bourbon, maple syrup and butter are made into a glaze.

Then bananas are lightly browned in the bourbon maple glaze and served warm over vanilla ice cream.

There’s nothing like vanilla ice cream served with a warm dessert.

The combination tastes heavenly.

To top off this dessert, there’s also a homemade crunch that tastes a lot like little crispy cookies.

Its baked streusel made with just 5 ingredients plus a few pinches of cinnamon.

Bourbon and Banana Streusel Dessert with Ice Cream in bowl

The streusel makes the perfect topping for this dessert.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Bourbon and Banana Streusel Dessert with Ice Cream ingredients

Streusel – Butter, brown sugar, flour, walnuts, salt and cinnamon

Bourbon Glazed Banana Dessert – Bourbon, butter, maple syrup, bananas, and vanilla ice cream

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

For the Streusel:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Add butter to small bowl

In a small to medium size microwaveable bowl,

Butter in small bowl

add butter.

Melt the butter in the microwave.

Add flour to melted butter in bowl

To the bowl, add flour…

Add brown sugar to flour and melted butter in bowl

Brown sugar with flour and melted butter in bowl

…brown sugar,

Chopped walnuts on cutting board

Add ground cinnamon to streusel in bowl

chopped walnuts and cinnamon.

Mix streusel with fork in bowl

Using a fork, lightly mash the ingredients into the butter.

Streusel with fork in bowl

Then stir together.

Add salt to streusel with fork in bowl

Add salt and stir.

Streusel laid out on sheet pan

Lay out the ingredients on to a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven (at 350 degrees F.) until the streusel starts to lightly brown (about 8 minutes).

Remove from the oven and let cool.

For the Bourbon Glazed Bananas:

Sliced bananas in skillet with browned butter

Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add butter.

Stir until the butter melts and starts to turn a light golden color.

Add the maple syrup and stir.

Turn the heat off under the pan and add the bourbon.

Turn the heat back on and stir.

When the mixture starts to reduce add the sliced bananas.

Sliced bananas in skillet with browned butter

Let cook until the mixture thickens a bit (about 5 minutes).

Remove from the heat and set aside.

For the Dessert:

Scoops of vanilla ice cream in dessert bowl

To each serving dish, add 3 scoops of ice cream.

Add streusel on top of vanilla ice cream

Top with some of the baked streusel.

Bourbon and Banana Streusel Dessert with Ice Cream

Spoon the warm glazed bananas over..

Bourbon and Banana Streusel Dessert with Ice Cream

…the ice cream.

Bourbon Banana Dessert

Top with more baked streusel and…

Bourbon and Banana Streusel Dessert with Ice Cream

…serve.

Bourbon and Banana Streusel Dessert with Ice Cream

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Bourban Banana Streusel Dessert

Bourbon Glazed Bananas and Streusel Dessert

A delightful dessert that's easy to make and delicious any time of the year.
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

For the Streusel:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • `/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter (salted) softened
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts finely chopped
  • 4 dashes salt
  • 3 pinches ground cinnamon

For the Bourbon Glazed Bananas:

  • 4 medium to large size bananas peeled and cut into thick slices width-wise
  • 4 tablespoons butter (salted)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup Bourbon

For the Dessert:

  • Bourbon glazed bananas
  • 12 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Streusel

Instructions

For the Streusel:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a small to medium size microwavable bowl, add all of the ingredients. Using a fork, lightly mash the ingredients into the butter. Then stir together. 
  • Lay out the mixture on to a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven (at 350 degrees F.) until the streusel starts to lightly brown (about 8 minutes). Remove from the oven and let cool.

For the Bourbon Glazed Bananas:

  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add the butter. Stir until the butter melts and starts to turn a light golden color. 
  • Add the maple syrup and stir.
  • Turn the heat off under the pan and add the Bourbon.
  • Turn the heat back on and stir.  When the mixture starts to reduce add the bananas.
  • Let cook until the mixture thickens a bit (about 5 minutes). Remove from the heat and set aside.

For the Dessert:

  • To each serving dish, add 3 scoops of ice cream.
  • Top with some of the baked streusel. Spoon the warm glazed bananas over the ice cream. 
  • Top with more baked streusel and serve.

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