Tastes of Hawaii Recipe – Hawaiian Bananas Foster From Kauai's Old Plantation Days

Week 8—Hawaiian Bananas Foster!

If you haven’t already tried Hawaiian bananas, you are in for a treat, as we have some of the tastiest bananas anywhere. If you love bananas, here is a recipe you will enjoy!

Hawaiian Bananas Foster Recipe

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup Hawaiian Kona Coffee Honey (or any premium honey)
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 firm, medium bananas peeled
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • 2 Tbsp. coffee liqueur
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Melt butter in a skillet. Stir in honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg; blend well. Cut bananas lengthwise, then in half to make quarters; add to honey mixture. Baste bananas with sauce until well coated. Carefully pour in rum and coffee liqueur; warm a few seconds. Liqueur may burst into flame automatically. If not, ignite with a long match. Baste bananas until flame dies. Serve with ice cream. Makes 4 servings.

As mentioned in my first recipe blog, Hawaii is a wonderful mix of cultures and each of these peoples brought with them their customs and foods. The early plantation days saw these combining cultures creating foods that are unique only to Hawaii. We thank these early pioneers who planted and nurtured these plantation fields and created many of these amazing recipes.

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