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Brown Butter Banana Dessert

Browned Butter Banana Dessert

This incredibly simple dessert tastes like a special creation in a fancy restaurant.
5 from 2 votes


  • 3 whole bananas, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cup vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce


  • Heat a skillet on medium heat. Add the butter and stir until it turns a very light golden color. Add brown sugar and stir. 
  • Add the whole bananas. While the bananas are cooking, gently slide them in the pan so the bottom side gets coated with the brown sugar and butter mixture. 
  • When the bottom side of the bananas caramelize (turn a golden color), gently turn them over with a pair of tongs and repeat the same process. 
  • When all sides (top and bottom) of the bananas are caramelized (about 3 or 4 minutes), turn off the heat, and gently remove them from the pan on to a serving dish.  
  • Carefully cut (they will be hot and slightly soft) each banana diagonally into 3 pieces. Set aside for just a moment while toasting the almonds.
  • Clean the pan or use a another one to brown the almonds.  Heat the pan on low heat and add the slivered almonds. Continuously stir until the almonds turn a golden color (about 2 to 3 minutes). Remove the almonds from the pan and set aside in a small bowl.
  • Top the bananas with ice cream.  Drizzle honey and chocolate sauce on the ice cream and top with toasted almonds. Serve right away on a plate, in a bowl, or in a decorative glass.