8.16.2017

Banana Boats

Did I ever tell you guys the story of the breakfasts I had in Washington D.C. ? No? Well, we had breakfast in the hotel a few times and next to the oatmeal there was a nice display of toppings. I don't love oatmeal but I do love nuts and chocolate. So naturally I just grabbed a mini bowl and filled it with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and pecans. Guys, it's not weird, it was the dessert to my regular breakfast (bressert? maybe). But obviously I got tons of really weird stares (probably what you're doing right now). So the second day, I had a plan. I got the same mixture but this time, covered it with a banana and peanut butter- so now it looks a lot more normal. Guys, I was on vacation, please don't judge. Anyways, this mixture on top of a banana with peanut butter was DELICIOUS. So today I thought I would share a quick recipe inspired by these breakfasts to help close out the summer. But unfortunately, I think it will be better for all of us if I call this a dessert instead of still trying to pass it off as breakfast.

I love making this recipe under a real campfire (perfect for the end of summer), but it can be made just as easily in an oven. If you're pressed for time, it tastes just as good uncooked!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana 
  • 2 tsp peanut butter 
  • 2 tsp chocolate chips 
  • 2 tsp white chocolate chips
  • 1 small handful of pecans (optional) 

Directions: 
  • If using the oven, preheat the oven to 350°F. If using a campfire, start the fire.
  • Leaving the peel on, slice the banana 3/4 down the center, long ways. 
  • Spread the peanut butter on both insides of the banana
  • Sprinkle in the chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and pecans. 
  • Wrap the banana in tinfoil. 
  • If using the oven place the banana on a cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes. If using a campfire, use tongs to place the banana on the hot embers. Use tongs to remove after 12-15 minutes or until the tinfoil is beginning to become blackened. 
  • Eat immediately with a fork or spoon. 
  • Enjoy! 

While this is definitely a decadent dessert, it is the perfect summer treat! Plus I'm pretty sure the banana means it's healthy. I hope you guys all enjoy this camping staple as much a I did! As always share pics on insta or comments below, I'd love to see/read them. 


XOXO,


Samantha

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