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!


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

  • 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. 



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