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The Best Campfire Banana Boats

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Campfire Banana Boats are the easiest dessert to make while camping or BBQ’ing. You only need a banana and your choice of toppings! The end result tastes so good. Directions are given for baking them too.

I’m not sure where I saw this recipe for campfire bananas but I thought it was brilliant!!! It’s a great gluten free camping dessert that the whole family can enjoy.

Here is a dessert that you can assemble in minutes, make into a variety of flavor combinations, serve around campfires, get your kids to eat… the list goes on and on. 

These banana boat desserts might not look like the most elegant dessert but it is ooey gooey good!!!

You will love these other quick desserts too, 1-minute flourless chocolate mug cakeketo chocolate fat bomb, and almond butter balls.

Make this campfire snack the next time you go camping or enjoy them at home.

Campfire Banana Boat with a spoon

Campfire Banana Boat Ingredients

  • a banana
  • topping(s) of your choice.
    • peanut butter, almond butter, etc
    • marshmallows
    • chocolate chips
    • granola
    • pecans, cashews, peanuts, etc
    • dried fruit
    • fresh fruit
    • coconut flakes

How to Make Campfire Banana Boats

Step 1 – Get a banana!  Hint this is the most important step

Step 2 – Slice the banana down the middle.

Step 3 – Open the sliced banana and fill it with goodies. I used unsweetened shredded coconut and some peanut butter. You could use any nut butter, sliced almonds, sugar-free chocolate chips, some chopped fruit, even a cherry.

Step 4 – Wrap the banana in aluminum foil. I double-wrapped it. Heat the dessert on the barbecue on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes.  

Step 5 – EAT!!!

How can I oven bake these banana boats?

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place aluminum foil-wrapped banana boats on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the chocolate is warmed and melted. 

How long to cook banana boats in fire?

Follow the directions for making the banana boats and then place them over hot coals. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the chocolate is warmed and melted.

Campfire banana boat with a spoon

How can I make this keto-friendly?

You can’t make these keto-friendly but you can lower the carbs by choosing low carb toppings like sugar-free chocolate chips, nuts, peanut butter, almond butter, etc.

How do I store Campfire Banana Boats?

These campfire banana boats will last about 5 days if you keep them stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator. You can also keep them stored in your freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat when ready to eat.

How do you cut a banana boat?

When you are ready to eat the banana boat, carefully open up the aluminum foil wrapper (adults please do this for the children), and then use a spoon to eat your dessert.

Campfire banana boat open

More Gluten Free Camping Snack Ideas

Some of these snacks will need to be made at home and stored in an airtight container.

If you love snacks here are more Paleo desserts and Paleo snacks!

Campfire Banana Boat Recipe

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Campfire Banana Boats

Campfire Banana Boat with a spoon

Campfire Banana Boats are the easiest dessert to make while camping or BBQ'ing. You only need a banana and your choice of toppings! The end result tastes so good. Directions are given for baking them too.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • Topping(s) of your choice:
  • peanut butter, almond butter, etc
  • marshmallows
  • chocolate chips
  • granola
  • pecans, cashews, peanuts, etc
  • dried fruit
  • fresh fruit
  • coconut flakes

Instructions

    1. Get a ripe banana (one with yellow skin).
    2. Slice the banana down the middle.
    3. Open the sliced banana and fill it with goodies. I used unsweetened coconut flakes and some peanut butter. You could use any nut butter, sliced almonds, sugar-free chocolate chips, some chopped fruit, even a cherry...
    4. Wrap the banana in aluminum foil. I double-wrapped it. Heat the dessert on the barbecue on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes.

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Carol Lovett is the founder of Ditch the Wheat and a Globe and Mail bestselling author of the cookbook, Ditch the Wheat. She has been eating gluten free since 2010. She loves all things food, natural living, and spiritual. She's also a reiki master and crystal healer.

Gluten Free Resources

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Lots! I have a ton of practical gluten free snack recipes in my cookbook.
How can I eat dessert on a gluten free diet?
You can 100% eat dessert while eating gluten free. Try my dessert cookbook for easy gluten free dessert recipes.
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