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Favorite Camping Treat: Banana Boats

A few years ago we went camping in Big Sur, California. Big Sur is one of my most favorite places on earth. We walked away from that weekend with happy hearts and wonderful family memories. But we also walked away with a recipe for a new favorite camping treat banana boats! I don’t know where banana boats had been all my life, but I sure am glad they finally made an appearance. Yes, s’mores are great, but these are pretty darn great, too. And they are a little less messy and easier to eat. Plus, you’re getting a serving of fruit in there, which makes them healthy, right?

Read on to learn how to make banana boats for your next camping trip!

  • Step 1: Assemble the Banana Boats 1 of 4
    Making Banana Boats

    You will need:

    • 1 unpeeled banana
    • chocolate chips
    • mini marshmallows
    • heavy duty aluminum foil

    Lay out a square of aluminum foil that is big enough to completely wrap the banana. Place the banana in the center and slice the peel from end to end down one side. Separate the peel and cut out slices of banana every half inch or so, leaving every other piece in the peel. Stuff mini marshmallows and chocolate chips (or anything else you think might be tasty!) in between the slices in the peel.

  • Step 2: Cook the Banana Boat 2 of 4
    Cooking Banana Boats

    Close the banana peel and tightly wrap the banana in heavy duty foil. Place in the coals of your campire, cooking for about 10 minutes.

  • Step 3: Remove the Banana Boat 3 of 4
    Banana Boats

    Take the banana boat out of the fire and carefully open the foil and the peel. Please note - the contents will be HOT, so handle carefully!

  • Step 4: ENJOY! 4 of 4
    Delicious Banana Boats

    Now it's time to grab a spoon, find a comfy camping chair and dig in to the gooey, chocolatey goodness that is a banana boat! 

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