Banana Souffles

These simple souffles are perfect for small intimate dinner parties where you want to do something special for your guests.


Banana Souffle

Banana Souffle

  • 1 Tbs Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 5 Tbs Sugar
  • 2 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
  • 1 Tbs Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Large Egg Yolk
  • 3 Large Egg Whites


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Using a pastry brush, lightly coat four 1-cup ceramic ramekins with melted butter.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar to one of the ramekins and rotate it to coat with sugar.  Tap it into the next ramekin and continue until all of the ramekins are coated.
  3. In food processor, puree the bananas with fresh lime juice, egg yolk, and 2 tablespoons of sugar until the mixture is very smooth.
  4. Scrape the banana and egg puree into a large bowl.
  5. In a stainless steel bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form.
  6. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until the egg whites are firm and glossy.
  7. Using a rubber spatula, beat one-fourth of the beaten egg whites into the banana mixture by hand (rather than using your mixer), and then gently fold in the remaining beaten egg whites.
  8. Carefully spoon the souffle mixture into the prepared ramekins, smoothing the top of each souffle.
  9. Tap the ramekins lightly on a hard work surface.
  10. Transfer the banana souffles to a baking sheet and bake in the center of the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and risen. Watch them for the last few minutes as they tend to brown quickly, but do not open the oven until they are finished.
  11. Serve immediately.

Found this fabulous dessert recipe in Food & Wine.