Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode Dessert

This sweet whimsical Valentine’s table and Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode dessert is perfect for any intimate dinner party!

Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode Dessert

It’s just too cozy in our home to not stay home to dine with friends. I mean, I do love to eat out, but it’s much cozier around our table. There’s something about our conversation that seems a bit cozier, too, around our dinner table.

Throw open the doors!

On lovely sunny days, such as we had this past week, sometimes I just want to stay home and throw open the doors to let the sunshine in!

I did just that for a few hours last week. Even though there was a chill in the air, I opened the sliders and windows as a gentle breeze was coming in. The sunshine mixed with fresh air is sort of like a natural disinfectant.

Now if I could have only kept it that way as our friends came for dinner. Brrr … no open doors in January at 6 pm! (I love this quote, by the way!)

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. Thomas Jefferson

Set the table.

For table inspiration with flowers and design, I like to visit with my good friends Susie and Carol, who own a very cool shop in downtown Medford. This time we chatted about their new sweet line of whimsical wire Valentine fun!

Sweet Whimsical Valentine's Table with Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode Dessert

I took a few puffy wire heart vases with a glass flower tube and set a lovely table.

Sweet Whimsical Valentine's Table with Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode Dessert

A sweet hanging vase around the wine bottle.

Sweet Whimsical Valentine's Table with Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode Dessert

Add the sunshine on top of the sweet hearts and flowers – I’d almost say that spring is here! But, not quite yet.

I snipped a few pink blossoms from an outside bush.

Two simple pink tulips and white candles. Peony line of dishes from Q Sauared NYC.

Sweet Whimsical Valentine's Table with Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode Dessert

Sweet party favors for the guests.

Loved the softer color palate of pinks, grays, and white.

Sweet party favors – a different style heart for each guest.

Sweet Whimsical Valentine's Table with Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode Dessert

Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode Dessert

And served this very sweet, simple dessert, adapted from Skinnytaste’s Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode, on vanilla ice cream, that only took a total of 15 minutes to make!

I love this recipe, because you can prepare it before the guests arrive.

Bananas Foster a la Mode

Place the topping on the bananas. Use a premium vanilla!

Cover with foil and set aside until right before serving dessert; place it in the oven for 10 minutes.

Serve it hot over vanilla ice cream.

A delicious, sweet Valentine’s Dessert!

Sweet Valentine’s Day Menu.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers with Pesto

Esther’s Kale Salad

Chicken Paprika Thighs

Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode {recipe below}

What’s your favorite 15-minute winter dessert to make for guests?

Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode Dessert

Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode Dessert
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Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode Dessert

Adapted from The Skinnytaste Cookbook, I doubled the recipe, added honey, and served on Vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe medium bananas sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • T. dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 T. honey
  • 4 cups  vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Arrange the bananas in a 9×9-inch oven-safe pan and sprinkle the bananas with cinnamon and brown sugar. Drizzle with vanilla, and honey.
  • Cover with a piece of foil and bake for 10 minutes, or until bananas are soft.
  • To serve, spoon the bananas over individual servings of ice cream. Pour the remaining sauce over the bananas. Serve!

This post is not sponsored, but my friends at Penny and LuLu provided the cute whimsical hearts for me to feature.

Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode

10 comments on “Baked Bananas Foster a la Mode Dessert”

  1. Oh Sandy, this dessert looks heavenly! Love the Valentine table settings and decorations…so pretty!

  2. Wow, what a beautiful table. Valentines day happens to be our anniversary for getting engaged….sixteen years ago!

    I love bananas foster. First had it in Las Vegas years ago. It is so easy to make and my family loves it.

  3. Beautiful table and yummy looking dessert!

  4. Hi Sandy,

    Looks very yummy and nice to have a simple, quick dessert to serve. Why do we think it has to be something complicated? less is often more allowing you to enjoy your guests and not stressing in the kitchen.

    Just wondering what the type of cookies you served with it?

    Thanks!!!!

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