Bananas in Brown-Sugar Rum Sauce

Bananas cooked in a delectable brown-sugar rum sauce make for a quick yet impressive dessert.

Servings: 2

Total Time: 20 minutes

Active Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 small bananas, quartered
  • 1/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt


Stir brown sugar, butter and oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until bubbling. Add rum, lime juice and cinnamon and cook until slightly thickened. Add bananas and cook, stirring, until tender. Divide between 2 bowls and top with a dollop of low-fat vanilla yogurt.

Nutrition Information: Per serving: 208 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 6 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrate; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 11 mg sodium; 399 mg potassium.

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