With more things on my to-do list than hours in the day, I understand the demands of a busy home life. I’ve always been comfortable whipping up meals from pantry staples but never really considered using a slow cooker. Slow Cooker Bananas Foster is one of my new favorites.
After many inquiries about slow-cooker recipes, I thought I would give it a shot—and boy, am I hooked! I used to think slow-cooker meals were limited in options, but once I started testing recipes for Kitchen 101, I learned you really can use it to make all of our Louisiana favorites.
I was particularly surprised (and delighted!) to learn I could use my slow cooker for dessert. This Slow Cooker Bananas Foster recipe is proof that the classic New Orleans dessert can be prepared just as easily in the slow cooker with the same melt-in-your-mouth results. Between appetizers, main dishes, and desserts, I only wish I had more than one slow cooker!
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 6 bananas, sliced 1 inch thick
- ¼ cup crème de banana
- liqueur, rum, or orange juice,
- Angel food cake, for serving
- In a 3½- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon; add bananas and liqueur, and cook on low for 1 hour. Serve with angel food cake, if desired.
by Holly Clegg