SIMPLE Bananas Foster Dutch Baby

SIMPLE Bananas Foster Dutch Baby

Imagine one of the most decadent, delicious and sinful desserts your mind can conjure up and then imagine this:

A fluffy, soft and buttery baked pancake that has the texture of a popover topped with bananas that have been sautéed in a butter, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and … wait for it … dark rum!

You haven’t tasted ANYTHING until you taste this Bananas Foster Dutch Baby.  Take our word for it!

How to make a Bananas Foster Dutch Baby:

Full printable recipe below

This all begins and ends with the Dutch baby.

  1. Combine the wet ingredients in a large bowl – add dry.   Whisking is best (or even a blender) to ensure there are no lumps.
  2. The success of the Dutch baby is using a HOT cast iron skillet then melting some butter in it and pouring in the batter.
  3. Bake
  4. Meanwhile, make the utterly delicious bananas foster by melting butter in a large pan, adding brown sugar, rum, vanilla, cinnamon and pecans.
  5. Remove the Dutch baby from the oven and top with the bananas.
  6. Serve in the warm skillet with several large spoons and napkins.

How to make a SIMPLE Dutch Baby pancake so light, fluffy and airy. Blank canvas for any kind of topping

How to make the Bananas Foster:

  1. Melt butter, brown sugar, rum, vanilla and cinnamon in a skillet.
  2. Add sliced bananas and cook until tender.

Banans Foster Dutch Baby Pancake - sinful, decadent and simply delicous
What you end up at the end of this is nothing short of the most delicious, amazing, decadent dessert you will ever have.  Top it off with either vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and some chopped nuts.  Grab a bunch of spoons or forks and dig in !

SIMPLE Bananas Foster Dutch Baby

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SIMPLE Bananas Foster Dutch Baby

SIMPLE Banana Foster Dutch Baby

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  • Yield: 6 servings 1x



For the Dutch Baby:

  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ½ Cup Flour
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Butter

For the Bananas Foster:

  • 4 Tbsp. Butter
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Rum
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 Bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise and crosswise
  • ¼ Cup Pecans, chopped (optional)


Make the Dutch Baby:

  1. Preheat an oven to 425°F. Place a 10” cast iron skillet into the oven and allow it to get very warm while preparing the batter.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. Add the salt and flour slowly, whisking continually. This will ensure you don’t get any lumps in the batter.
  4. Remove the skillet from the oven and add the butter. Swirl it around to coat the bottom of the skillet.
  5. Once the butter has melted, pour the batter into the skillet and place the skillet back into the oven. Similar to a soufflé, don’t open the oven door while baking or your Dutch baby may not rise properly!
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the sides are puffed and golden brown. Remove from the oven and add toppings of choice.

How to make the Bananas Foster:

  1. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter, brown sugar, and rum and stir until the butter has fully melted.
  2. Once the butter is melted and the mixture is starting to bubble, turn the heat to low and whisk in the vanilla, cinnamon, and pecans and cook for another minute—whisking continually so it doesn’t burn.
  3. Add in the sliced bananas and stir to make sure the banana slices are fully coated.
  4. Pour the bananas and caramel into the dutch baby. Topped with whipped cream and additional nuts if desired.
  5. Serve immediately.


This bananas foster recipe does not have to be lit on fire. The alcohol will have time to evaporate during the bubbling period.

Light or dark brown sugar will work in this recipe.

Captain Morgan Spiced Rum was used in this recipe to enhance the caramel and cinnamon flavors, but any dark rum will work.

Look for bananas that are a bright yellow


  • Serving Size: 1


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  • Reply
    October 17, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    OH. MY. WORD.

  • Reply
    November 4, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    i’ve never heard of a dutch baby but I am totally making this. it looks simply outrageous!

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