campfire treats: banana boats

It’s November, so while it’s freezing everywhere else, it’s perfect camping weather in Florida. Ryan and I have been lucky enough to go camping twice in the past month. We sleep in his childhood tent. It’s a little cozy and well-loved. Although it doesn’t have the bells and whistles that most tents at the campground have, I appreciate its history, the many trips we’ve had in it, and that I can set it up all by myself. Camping with Ryan is always a blast, and even though we’re both in sleeping bags, I always try to cuddle up next to him.

Of course, the best part about camping is the food. My friends and I are such foodies and this extends beyond the city limits. We bring it to the woods. Our last camping trip involved fresh cilantro and pickled asparagus. We’ve become pros at cooking over an open fire.

We’ve only recently explored the world of campfire desserts. It has been life changing.

Banana Boats

Cooking the banana over an open flame changes the texture. It’s almost like eating a gooey baked good. You can prepare your banana boat with any flavor combination, but I recommend any of the following: chocolate, peanut butter, marshmallow.


Place the bananas and your ingredients on a large piece of aluminum foil.

Then wrap the banana completely and place it over the fire. A low flame is better. You want to avoid putting it directly into a large flame.

Wrap and Cook

You also want to put the marshmallows face-up. They might melt too quickly and begin to burn. Low heat for longer will prevent this from happening. Low and slow, folks.

Depending on the size of your flame, five minutes should be enough time.

Next, mash it up!


You can eat it with a spoon right out of the boat or you can serve the mixture on top of graham crackers.


It’s pretty awesome. Don’t go camping without it.

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Make these on your next camping trip for an awesome dessert.
Recipe type: dessert
  • Bananas
  • Marshmallows
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Bar
  • Graham Crackers
  1. Place the banana over a large sheet of aluminum foil.
  2. Add your choice of ingredients.
  3. Place on a low flame with marshmallow side up.
  4. Cook for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Serve with graham crackers

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