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Skinny Foster Recipe
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Skinny Foster

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"A lighter version of the traditional dessert. Also yummy served over pancakes instead of syrup."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    8 mins
  • COOK

    2 mins

    10 mins


  1. Heat butter, brown sugar, and orange juice in a skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the banana. Cook until the banana has softened and the sauce is slightly syrupy, flipping the banana occasionally, about 2 minutes.
  2. Serve each slice of banana with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle with the sauce and sprinkle with almond slices.
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  • Cook's Note
  • I scoop my ice cream into a plastic container, then place into freezer so it stays frozen. Put scoops into serving dishes once bananas are cooked.

Reviews More Reviews

Sep 04, 2012

This is a quick and easy to prepare dessert that calls for just a few, simple ingredients and yields delicious results with a beautiful presentation. Nice balance between the banana and orange flavors, with just the right hint of butterscotch flavor from the brown sugar. We'll make this again when the need for an instant gratification dessert strikes, tho’ next time we both agree we’ll add a little more sugar as it wasn’t quite sweet enough for us.

Jul 19, 2010

Optional sliced almonds should be toasted.


12 Ratings

Jul 22, 2010

I really like how there is no banana liquer.. I always wanted to make a banana foster, but I never had it! Thanks for such a delicious recipe!

Jun 05, 2014

Recipe Group Selection: 31, May 2014 ~ A quick dessert that is different from common desserts. The syrup has a nice flavor with the juice from the orange added. I did toast the almond slices and the crunch was a nice contrast to the ice cream and the bananas.

Jun 13, 2014

Recipe Group Selection for May 31, 2014 – I’m a little behind at getting to this recipe group selection, but I’m so glad I finally made it because it is a wonderful dessert. Fast, easy, and delicious. I also toasted the almonds as others had recommended.

Jun 07, 2014

This "Skinny Foster" dessert is a top-notch gourmet treat! It is super fast and easy to make to boot! I adapted the recipe to my restricted diet (dairy-free specific carbohydrate diet): I used REFINED (flavorless) coconut oil in place of butter; honey in place of sugar; and dairy-free coconut-milk-based vanilla ice cream. I also used toasted almonds, and loaded my own version with orange. My large organic orange yielded 9 ounces of juice, but I only used 4 ounces of juice assuming a standard orange. I put microplaned orange zest in the sauce (my own addition), and also added slightly-warmed orange slices to the serving dish as a garnish (my own addition) and covered them with the sauce. I though the orange slices put this dessert over the top (I love creamsicles); however, my husband felt that the orange slices did not go with the bananas. In any case, we both agreed this dessert is excellent. We will definitely make it again. Thank you PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing for sharing your recipe. [RECIPE GROUP MAY 31, 2014]

Jun 07, 2014

Made this for the Recipe Group. We thought this was just amazing, especially for how easy it is!! We were licking our plates :) Definitely will be making this one often!

Jun 01, 2014

Elegant, simple and easy dessert which we enjoyed very much. I followed the submitter's advice and toasted the almonds. I also added a pinch of cinnamon and garnished with a cherry and chocolate mint. Thank you, Pamela D. aPROpos of nothing for sharing your recipe. Glad I voted for this Buzz Group Recipe selection on May 31, 2014. It is a keeper!!


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  • Calories
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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