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Slow Cooker Bananas Foster

Posted Jun 06 2014 10:37pm
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(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 193 – Slow Cooker Bananas Foster)

Bananas Foster was created at Brennan’s Restaurant  in New Orleans back in 1951. I’ve loved this decadently delicious flaming dessert since the first time I tasted it.

Made with bananas, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, rum and banana liqueur that are sauteed and then flambeed, this is not the kind of dessert I would ever attempt to make at home.

Until I came across this easy variation for slow cooker bananas foster.

Skinny on Slow Cooker Bananas Foster

Requiring just 5 ingredients and neither booze nor a flame this lighter healthier version of slow cooker bananas foster was a winner at our house. Rod proclaimed it the kind of dessert “you just don’t want to end.”

I modified the recipe only slightly, cutting back a bit on the butter and using apricot fruit spread instead of jam. If you wanted to shave a point you could skip the butter altogether.

Serve over your favorite vanilla frozen yogurt, ice cream of gelato. I think this slow cooker bananas foster would make a glorious breakfast topping for pancakes, french toast or oatmeal too.

According to my calculations each serving has 182 calories and *5 Weight Watchers Points Plus.


Slow Cooker Bananas Foster
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Deliciously easy, this slow cooker bananas foster was a huge hit when I made it for dessert recently. Enjoy over frozen yogurt ice cream or gelato. I think it would be delicious breakfast topping for oatmeal, pancakes or french toast too.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 3 ripe firm bananas peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup apricot fruit spread
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into ¼-inch pieces
  1. Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 2 to 3-1/2 quart
  2. Coat the slow cooker insert with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Place the banana chunks, brown sugar and cinnamon in the slow cooker. Toss until the bananas are evenly coated with the sugar.
  4. Dollop teaspoonfuls of the apricot spread over the bananas. Sprinkle on the pieces of butter.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW for 1-1/2 hours or until the bananas are soft and the sauce is bubbling.
  6. Serve over vanilla frozen yogurt, ice cream or gelato.
Martha's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/3 cup bananas and sauce): 182 calories, 2.9 g fat, 40.3 g carbs, 2.9 g fiber, 1 g protein and *5 Weight Watchers Points Plus

Serve over vanilla frozen yogurt, ice cream or gelato. Or as a decadent breakfast topping for pancakes, french toast oatmeal.

To save 1 WW PointsPlus omit the butter.

Source: Slightly adapted from

*PointsPlus® for slow cooker bananas foster calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

If you liked slow cooker bananas foster:

Easy Light Banana Pudding
Easy Banana Bread Impossible Pie
Banana Chocolate Chip Coconut Bars

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