Bananas Foster Crumb Cake
Bananas foster is one of those delicious desserts that I love but always pass up on restaurant dessert menus for something chocolate-y instead. I should really give bananas foster more credit! I love the buttery, cinnamony, banana flavor and it tastes amazing alongside vanilla ice cream. Did you ever try the Haagen Dazs Bananas Foster ice cream? I can’t find it in the stores now, and I don’t see it listed on their website, so it must have been a Limited Edition. If you missed it, too bad for you…it was amazing!
This week we wound up with quite a few ripe bananas that needed to be used asap. The Littlest Apple appears to be sick of bananas. Well, not just bananas. Bananas and everything else under the sun! Yes indeed, he has become the reigning Picky Apple in our house, and he’s still a few weeks shy of his first birthday! I scoured the internets looking for something new and different to try with my bananas and came across this recipe for Bananas Foster Crumb Cake that I bookmarked on Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. She’s always baking up something amazing, and her photos are gorgeous, so be sure to check it out!
I left out the alcohol, only because I didn’t have the right stuff on hand. Shameful, I know! The cake turned out great, though I may have over-blended the bananas into the batter. One other tip: when she says to put a cookie sheet under the pan, don’t ignore that part! My pan overflowed a bit and my kitchen is still stinky from those burned bits. I would also recommend serving with caramel sauce (which we did not)…you can see my slice of cake below looking lonely and forlorn without his caramel sauce. You can find the recipe here.