Longing for the boating season not to be over? Wishing you could spend just one more warm, wonderful day out on the water?

So are we but, sadly, the weather has truly started to turn here in the Inland Northwest and even if we went out on the boat, there wouldn’t be any warm days to really enjoy.

However, that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy something involving boats. And when you add delicious food to that, life just gets that much better.

Let me introduce Banana Boats. They don’t make the weather warmer but they do come out of the oven hot. Plus, they’re shaped like boats, so you can pretend the banana boat is sailing down a chocolate river and you’re fishing for marshmallows.

Here’re the details on the deliciousness.



Chocolate Chips

Small Marshmallows

Berries (if desired)

Aluminum foil


Use one banana per person you’re serving. With a knife, peal back a section of the peel but don’t detach it from the rest of the banana. Then, with a spoon, scoop out the banana and place it into a bowl.

Mix the banana with the chocolate chips, marshmallows, and whatever else you think would be tasty. I’ve tried crushed raspberries before. Yum! Squish everything together.

Then spoon as much of the mixture as will fit back into the banana peel. Close the peel and roll it into aluminum foil.

Bake the banana in the oven. About 15 minutes at 350 degrees will work. All you want is to heat up the banana and melt everything else.

Then pull out of the oven, let cool for a few minutes and enjoy. This can also be done on a grill or in a campfire. (See, you can take boating anywhere!)

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