How To Make Campfire Banana Boats | Easy Camping Dessert

​There is nothing better than a good dessert after a fun day of camping! These campfire banana boats are so easy to make and are such a fun treat while camping.

banana on table loaded with toppings

My husband introduced me to banana boats when we were dating and you guys, they are so good! We love campfire cooking and this is like a camping version of a classic banana split. They have now become a camping staple for us and my kids love making their own little banana creation. There is something about gooey marshmallow combined with melted chocolate and banana that make it a perfect treat after a fun day in nature! 

The best part about banana boats is all you need are bananas and toppings you have around your house. They are so versatile, you can just use things you have in your pantry! We love using mini or regular peanut butter cups and milk chocolate chips with cool whip topping on ours but there are plenty of other fun combos are equally as delicious. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Once you have enjoyed your own dessert masterpiece you just throw away the foil and clean up is done! These would also make for a great dessert during a backyard bonfire on a summer night. 

Ingredients for campfire banana boats on table

Ingredients & Materials

  • Aluminum foil
  • Bananas
  • ​Favorite toppings
    • Some ideas include: graham crackers, mini marshmallows, caramel sauce, peanut butter chips or peanut butter, crushed up candy bars, cool whip, strawberries, butterscotch chips, coconut flakes

How To Make Your Banana Boats

Lay a sheet of tin foil, large enough to wrap around the banana a few times, on your table

Slice your banana peel length wise with knife

Cut your banana in small sections like the photo below

banana cut with toppings around it

Add in your favorite toppings that you want melted or warm in the open slits of banana

Wrap your banana boat with the aluminum foil by bringing the 2 ends up, rolling the foil down towards the banana and then folding the ends in

Place your foil packet over hot coals, you want your fire to be medium heat

banana boat sitting in coal of fire

Cook for about 5 minutes- cook time varies depending on the heat of your fire- you can check on your banana boat intermittently if needed

Remove from fire and unwrap the foil

Add any other toppings you would like

Enjoy your banana boat dessert!

cooked banana boat

Tips When Making Your Campfire Banana Boat

We like to use fire resistant oven mitts to help protect our hands when taking the foil packets out of the fire. 

Your cook time can vary depending on how hot your fire is and how close your banana is to the flames. We like to have someone dedicated to manning the fire and foil packets so they can keep track of cook time and check the banana boats intermittently.

We love making this recipe with ripe bananas, they make the dessert a little sweeter and it is a great way to not waste bananas that my kids will no longer eat at face value because of the brown spots.

You can vary this up by putting your banana creation on top of ice cream, making a campfire ice cream sundae!

If you aren’t the camping type but want to try this recipe Star at The Skinnish Dish has a great air frier banana boat recipe.

child holding campfire banana boat with toppings in it

Other Fun Camping Recipes

​I hope you love these campfire banana boats as much as our family has! If you try it we would love if you left a comment and rating below 🙂

banana boat with toppings

Campfire Banana Boats

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

These campfire banana boats are so tasty with melted chocolate and marshmallows. They are a great camping treat!

Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • ​Favorite toppings such as graham crackers, mini marshmallows, caramel sauce, peanut butter chips or peanut butter, crushed up candy bars, cool whip, strawberries, butterscotch chips, coconut flakes

Instructions

    1. Lay a sheet of tin foil, large enough to wrap around the banana a few times, on your table

    2. Slice your banana peel length wise with knife

    3. Cut your banana in small sections like the photo below

    4. Add in your favorite toppings that you want melted or warm in the open slit of banana

    5. Wrap your banana boat with the aluminum foil by bringing the 2 ends up, rolling down towards the banana and then folding the ends in

    6. Place your foil packet over hot coals, you want your fire to be medium heat

    7. Cook for about 5 minutes- cook time varies depending on the heat of your fire- you can check on your banana boat intermittently if needed

    8. Remove from fire and unwrap the foil

    9. Add any other toppings you would like and enjoy!

Notes

Your cook time can vary depending on how hot your fire is and how close your banana is to the flames. It is recommended to have someone dedicated to manning the fire and foil packets so they can keep track of cook time and check the banana boats intermittently.

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