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Are you struggling to think of camping dessert ideas? Well, stop there and check out our easy-to-make banana boat recipe. Whether you do this quickly one night after tea or when you are out and about camping, this recipe is sure to appeal to everyone's sweet tooth.

Here's what you'll need (this will vary in accordance with the number of people you are making for):

  • Bananas
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate
  • Whipped Cream
  • Berries
  • Any other toppings of your choice
  • Firepit, we used our Plain Jane, with a Swing Arm BBQ Rack
  • Tin foil
  • Knife
  • Kiln-dried logs
  • KindleFlamer or Flamers Natural Firelighter 
  • Step One: Lighting your fire

    You want to get your fire going before you start your preparations to ensure that the flames have enough time to die down to hot coals. To light your fire, we recommend using the top-down method, more on that here. You can cook this in a campfire or in the firepit, whichever is available. 

    Step Two: Preparations

    Slit each banana lengthwise through the peel, but ensure not to cut through to the other side. After this, stuff the bananas with toppings of your choice. We chose to stuff our bananas with chocolate and marshmallows so they could melt in the heat of the fire.

    Step Three: Cooking

    Wrap each banana in tin foil and place them on the BBQ swing arm rack. Swing this around so that the bananas are directly on top of the fire. Depending on the heat of your coals, the bananas should only need to cook for 5-10 minutes. A good indicator is whether the chocolate has melted or not.

    Step Four: Serving

    Carefully remove the bananas from the heat and leave them to stand for a minute or so until you can touch them. Open the bananas up and continue to fill the bananas with the toppings of your choice. We went with berries and whipped cream at this stage to try and balance the sweetness of this dessert.

    campfire bananas boatsbanana boats made on the campfire



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