Have a camping trip coming up or simply looking for an adventurous recipe? Put a smile on your little's face with these baked (or roasted!) banana boats from @athomewithastghik!
These Banana Boats can be baked in the oven or roasted over a campfire. They are fun to make and very versatile in that you may add any of your favorite ingredients. For my Banana Boats, I used ground flaxseed, ground cinnamon, and unsweetened mini chocolate chips. They turned out delicious!
You may make as many banana boats as you’d like. Here, I’ve included the recipe for one banana boat.
- 1 banana, make sure it’s not green and somewhat ripe
- 1/2 teaspoon ground flaxseed
- Sprinkling of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
Note: add more or less of these ingredients depending on the size of the bananas
- Remove any stickers/ items or objects that might be on the banana but leave the skin on.
- Split the top part of the skin on the banana lengthwise, making sure to leave the ends untouched.
- Open the skin slightly so you can fill the toppings.
- Coat it with the ground flaxseed, sprinkle some ground cinnamon, and add the semi-sweet mini chocolate chips.
- Wrap the entire banana (including the stem) in aluminum foil, making sure to nestle it down on the bottom, so it sits up straight on its own.
- Transfer it to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated 350F oven for 15 minutes or roast it over a campfire for a few minutes or until the chocolate is melted and the banana is soft.
- Be careful of the aluminum foil as it might be hot. Allow it to cool, undo the aluminum foil being mindful of any steam that might arise. Mash and mix the banana with a fork to help combine the ingredients. Allow it to cool and enjoy.
I served it with organic freeze-dried berries and thinly sliced apples.