Baked Bananas in Syrup

Baked Bananas in Syrup


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Bananas baked in a buttery orange syrup couldn't be simpler to make and they taste divine. You can also add a dash of liqueur if you like.

Zoë Harpham

Serves: 4 

  • 1 large orange
  • 4 firm bananas
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum or brandy (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 25g butter, cut into small pieces

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Use a citrus zester to take fine pieces of zest from half of the orange, or thinly remove the zest with a vegetable peeler, then cut it into thin pieces. Cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice from both halves into a small jug.
  2. Peel the bananas, slice them lengthwise and lay them in a shallow ovenproof dish. Pour over the orange juice and rum or brandy, if using. Sprinkle with the sugar and scatter with the butter and orange zest.
  3. Bake for 10–15 minutes until the bananas are just lightly cooked and the sauce is syrupy. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (2)


Sooooo delicious with ice cream. Whole family loved it including my ever fussy 8 yr old. And best of all really easy! - 09 Sep 2014


Wonderful! I love this along side a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt at night.. - 31 May 2013

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