Banana Boats On The Campfire

Don’t you just love summertime? This week we went up the canyon to go fishing and have a campfire. For dessert we made banana boats. If you haven’t ever made a banana boats on the campfire, I highly suggest planning a little fire outing or even just try making them on your BBQ.

To make a Banana Boat you will need:

  • Ripe Bananas
  • Marshmallows
  • Tin Foil

The rest is optional:

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Pecans
  • Carmel
  • Cookie Butter
  • Toffee Chips
  • Peanuts
  • any other delicious topping

banana boats

How to Make a Banana Boat

Take a ripe banana and face the crescent shape upwards. Take a knife and cut through the top peel and the banana without cutting the bottom of the peel. The bottom peel will keep it in a boat shape. Open the banana boat wide and place your toppings inside.

banana boat before

tin foil banana boat dessertWhen you are done filling the banana, wrap it in tinfoil and stick it on some coals, away from flames of the fire.

making banana boatsAfter about 5-10 minutes, depending on the heat of the coals, the toppings will be  melted and perfectly roasted. Take the banana form the fire, open the foil and eat the center with a spoon.

banana boat dessert

My husband tried a new way this time and this is what we learned. He sliced up the banana into thick slices, then added the toppings. Even though it was really delicious still, having the peel under it helps the toppings not to burn.

banana dessert on the campfire

For someone like my father in law that doesn’t like warm bananas you could fill the peel only with toppings and set the banana aside then add it later.

There are so many options and no exclusive way to do it. Have fun with it!

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