Hot Quick Banana Boats
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
I made these for us the other night, without the trail mix, with dark chocolate syrup drizzle after cooking, & they were awesome !I cut each banana in half, in the skin, opened it up, then filled it.I won't use very ripe bananas for these, & I think I'll cut them into bite-sized pieces before filling & cooking from now on.I topped them off with 3 cherries each. So good !I'm going to try other fillings like jams, preserves, Nutella, Almond Butter, peanut butter in place of / with the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, ice cream toppings, & definitely more mini marshmallows in the future.I may also add crushed pineapple, chopped mandarin oranges, chopped fruits or applesauce.I can think of a lot of different variations for this recipe.They're easy, fast & fun to make, & we plan on making them a 'tradition.'
we have this all the time when we camp my buddie takes out the banana and cut it up and and the banana, choc chips and pineapple wrap it up and put on the fire it is so goood
We have not tried these with trail mix before so will have to try that. We do use a mix of chocolate chips and either peanut butter or butterscotch. They are even better than with just the plain chocolate chips.
even better drizzled with caramel ice cream topping!!
These are great to do on the grill. I have another tip for all those bananas that seem to ripen overnight. Toss them in the freezer peel and all. They look terrible and are black but it doesn't hurt them a bit. When ready to use take out as many as needed, toss them in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds, depends on wattage of microwave and then proceed to use them in your recipe. No waste, no fuss and convenient.
We used to make these all the time when I was younger and camped a lot with Scouts. It was a "must have" on every camping trip! Easy and fun. Now I make them at home in the oven.
We've been making these while camping for years now, and they're always a big hit.
These were awesome, had them this weekend. Will make them for the grankids!
Simple. Didn't have a grill, so put it in the oven at 400 degrees for 4 to 5 minutes. worked perfectly. Nice dessert treat for a sweet tooth...yet not to sweet or calorie intense.