Bananas Foster Bread

This extremely moist banana bread is reminiscent of the popular dessert bananas foster. Mashed bananas with butter and rum…really does it get any better than this? Well, let me assure you it does! Top this amazing bread with a butter rum glaze and you won’t believe your taste buds! Now comes the best part…it comes from Cooking Light! Oh yeah! All this taste with half the calories! 😀

Bananas Foster Bread

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  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
  • 1/4 cup dark rum, divided
  • 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom and sides of one 9 x 5-inch loaf pan; dust with flour, tapping out excess.
  2. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, combine banana, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 5 tablespoons butter, and 3 tablespoons rum. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to bubble. Remove from heat; cool. Place banana mixture in stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add yogurt, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, and eggs. Beat at medium speed until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, flaxseed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice. With the mixer on low, add flour mixture to banana mixture and beat just until blended. ,Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan; place on wire rack.
  4. While the bead is cooling, make the drizzle by combining remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter, remaining 1 tablespoon rum, and powdered sugar; stir until well blended. Drizzle over the warm bread.

Yields: 16 servings

Source: Cooking Light, October 2010

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18 Responses to Bananas Foster Bread

  1. Erin says:

    Bananas Foster at half the calories? Do I really need any more reason to want this?

  2. Yum! That looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. This bread looks so beautiful and delicious! Love the frosting and definitely love that it’s from Cooking Light too!

  4. Jenny says:

    Banana with rum how tasty! That glaze looks amazing 🙂

  5. Caroline says:

    I got really excited when I read this title in my inbox. I LOVE bananas foster, and know it would be just as amazing in bread form, if not better. This looks delicious!!

  6. These pictures are killing me! OMG this looks so amazing! I’m thinking of it served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, some sliced fresh banana and a caramel sauce or the butter rum glaze you suggested – will have to try this soon! Thanks, Chris

  7. Tina @ vanillandspice says:

    I want this right now! It looks amazing. I’m a sucker for anything banana.

  8. The Teenage Taste says:

    Oh. My. Word. This bread looks fabulous! I cannot believe it is low in calories too! That glaze is calling my name! Ahhhh. 😀

  9. looks terrific! I love the glaze!

  10. I wish I didn’t have a 9 to5 job. I would just stay home and bake all day. This definitely being one of the things I would bake! Looks delish.

  11. briarrose says:

    What a beautiful bread. A little bit of rum makes it oh so tasty.

  12. yumtherapy says:

    This looks way too decadent to be light!! 🙂

  13. ricekernel says:

    Can’t wait to make this! I’ve never attempted the flavor combination in bread and I’m looking forward to trying this… as soon as the bananas ripen =) Thank you for the inspiration!

  14. Anything that starts with bananas foster is guaranteed to be good! Love that this is light, too!

  15. OMG! I have to try that. I though banana bread had to have a million calories to be tasty and moist. I will give this good lookin one a try!! 🙂

  16. Rum? Yum! I love the icing dripping down the side!

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