Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bananas Foster syrup

The basis of this syrup was that of my good friend and chef Angie. Angie and I have been friends since the 8th grade. We used to ditch school to, get this people, watch cooking shows on PBS!! Yes, we'd be missing (or not so much) English all while watching Jacque Pepin create some delicious and exotic French dish. Angie went on to culinary school, lucky dog, so when she suggested that I take a banana and puree it with syrup next time I made pancakes I knew I had to heed her suggestion! Being a Kitchen Witch I couldn't leave well enough alone. Nope I had to go and add vanilla, butter and cinnamon. But not just any cinnamon, no the Witch used her brand spankin' new Vietnamese cinnamon purchased at Savory Spice Shop. It was amazing!! So much so that the little Witch declared that "this banana syrup is way better than the house syrup Mom" and proceeded to douse her pancakes with it. (The 'house syrup' in question is Log Cabin syrup as it's HFCS free) Thanks Angie for the suggestion, its a good one! I hope you all try this one, its kid tested and Witch approved!

Bananas Foster syrup
makes 4 servings
1 banana
1/2 bottle (4 oz) maple syrup
1/4 t cinnamon
1 t vanilla extract
2 T butter melted

In a blender put the banana, syrup, cinnamon and vanilla. Puree until very smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Reduce speed to lowest setting, drizzle in melted butter and mix about 30 seconds until very well incorporated.

Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople recipe calculcator
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156.6
Total Fat 6.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 15.5 mg
Sodium 3.8 mg
Potassium 180.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Sugars 20.8 g
Protein 0.4 g


Michelle J said...

FOOD NERD! I knew I liked you! :)

Jenn said...

I just bought that same cinnamon....guess I know what I'll be trying!! YUM! This looks and sounds so amazing, Andrea... i bet this would ship well too :) lol

spcookiequeen said...

Hi Andrea, love this syrup. I could see it one a huge stack of pancakes. Hope you have a great weekend.

Michael Toa said...

Hi Andrea. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I like discovering new blogger and like you I also like discussing all things food :)
The banana syrup looks delish. I bet they're so delicious for drizzling on top of warm, fluffy pancakes.
Have a great weekend.

Legh Anne @Yourhomebasedmom said...

This looks so yummy. I am always looking for new syrup recipes - will definitely e giving it a try on our next patch of pancakes.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I wish I could say that I loved cooking from such a tender age! No, it took me a long time to separate food from cooking and appreciate the difference. But on the bright side, I was always health conscious, just not a lot of creativity.

Yenta Mary said...

Sigh ... :)

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

This sounds yummy. I wonder if that banana that has been sitting in my fridge would be ok in this.

Farmer Jo said...

Wow! What a great idea!

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

love bananas foster... had it for the first time in the States last year... this syrup is such a great and quick thing to have in the house in the summer time... bet it smells fab!

Jessi said...

What a beautiful blog!! I am your newest fan, and I can't wait to try some of these puppies out. I found you because you have left some comments on some posts over at my blog "nummies" and I just want to tell you that you are so nice and your comments mean so much to me! I'm grateful our love of food has brought us together, and I'd love to get to know you better!! Happy cooking!

The Blue Faerie said...

I would so totally glob this all over a big bowl of ice cream. Yum!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

It does sound tasty.
Cutting class for PBS/JP ----> ;-)

Design Wine and Dine said...

I LOVE that you skipped school to watch coooking shows! This syrup looks and sounds amazing! I will have to show this to my husband, he'll be all about it!! :)

Karen Harris said...

I discovered SSS Vietnamese cinnamon a few months ago too. Try mixing it with just a pinch of cayenne for a great cinnamon toast. This syrup looks amazing!

Karen Harris said...

Andrea, has anyone told you about the Front Range Foodies bloggers' group? If you don't know about it but would like to, send me an e-mail.

Barbara | VinoLuciStyle said...

I'm here because of Karen...and we do hope you join us. Great group of people, great fun and can imagine...great food!

I LOVE bananas foster. I made a rum caramel sauce for holiday gifts just so others could more easily make know, become a fanatic like I am!

I think a field trip to SSS should be a part of our schedule; I LOVE that place AND the Vietnamese Cinnamon!

Martha (MM) said...

Oh how yummy!! I gave up sweets for lent, this is pure torture!

cajunlicious said...

I love banana fosters. Found your blog through a mutual & glad I did. Looking forward to seeing more.

Check out my blog @

Jay said...

wow...completely a new recipe...awesome..
first time here..lovely space you have..
interesting recipe collection..
Happy to follow u..:)
Tasty Appetite

anthony stemke said...

Great recipe and so versatile for desserts. Thank You.

Velva said...

I was smiling all the way through this post.I am loving that syrup. Nice for pancakes, ice cream cakes too. Awesome.


Pam said...

That's one great syrup! Love the cinnamon too. Too funny with ditching school for Pepin, I totally understand.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Brilliant! Let me say that again...BRILLIANT!!!!! I can't wait to try this. Love that you have recipe OCD just like me.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Peggy said...

You had me at "Bananas Foster"! This sounds absolutely delicious! I'd have a hard time not putting it on everything!

Bo said...

So cool you skipped school to watch cooking shows...this syrup is a great idea!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Did you really just say Bananas Foster Syrup???? I think you did. I am going to let that sink in for a while before reading this post. Otherwise I might have a coronary. You are on a roll lady! And I can't help but think this would be great over your pancakes? ;)

cajunlicious said...

Hey Andrea! I’m passing on the Sisterhood of the world bloggers award to your blog! Here is the info:

- Jessica

Bizzy said...

This is a combination of wonderful ingredients. I absolutely must make this. By the way, I have never had bananas Foster.

Katie said...

O.M.G. yum!

Three-Cookies said...

This is unusual but interesting. I guess it has multiple uses, including eating straight out of the jar!

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