Bananas Foster is not just a delicious dessert but it’s also a show!

That’s right, just before you serve it, you light it on fire…and THAT, my friends, is called a “flambe”!

Why the name “Foster”?

It was named for a man named Richard Foster who was in charge of New Orleans in the 1950’s. It is still served at a number of fine restaurants in New Orleans as well as in many restaurants around the world. You’ve gotta try it, but just make sure your parents help you prepare it!

BananaHere’s How to Make It!


1/4 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

6 fresh bananas, cut into 1-inch slices

1/4 cup orange juice


Kids can peel the bananas, put them into the crock pot, cover it and turn the dial to LOW!


  1. In a 3 1/2-6-quart slow cooker, insert plastic liner if desired. Add butter, brown sugar and cinnamon; stir.
  2. Add in bananas and orange juice. Cook on LOW for one hour.
  3. Serve over ice cream

Makes 7 servings

Get Up & Geaux Activity

Once you’ve enjoyed your Bananas Foster, try to bend like your favorite yellow fruit!


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