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Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours

Makes

3 cups

I took bananas Foster one step further and combined it with the flavors of my favorite tropical drink: a pina colada. Make sure you use underripe bananas, as their firm texture works best in this recipe. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 medium firm bananas
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • Optional: Coconut ice cream, vanilla wafers and cream-filled wafer cookies

Directions

  1. Cut bananas in half lengthwise, then widthwise. Layer sliced bananas and pineapple in bottom of a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Combine butter, brown sugar, rum and coconut extract in a small bowl; pour over fruit. Cover and cook on low until heated through, 2 hours. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. If desired, serve with coconut ice cream, vanilla wafers or cream-filled wafer cookies.

Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster Tips

How can I keep my bananas from getting mushy?

If you want your bananas to stay somewhat firm, add them to the slow cooker during the last 20 minutes of cooking.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 358 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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