Banana Boats – Grilled Banana Heaven

What happens when you grill a banana? Even better.. what happens when you stuff a banana with peanut butter and chocolate and THEN grill it? Amazingness. Pure awesome. A great alternative to my former favorite fire-friend: s’mores

These were so delicious they seemed to disappear!

This is a super easy way to have a sweet treat after a bar-b-q or a day in the sun without spoiling your diet or health. It takes about 3 minutes of prep and 15 minutes of waiting while it grills.

  Choose your bananas wisely: the more ripe the banana is, the sweeter the boat will be post grilling. Make sure to cook the bananas until the skins are blackened to get the best effect, with the sugars in the banana caramelizing.

  The boys added some coconut ice cream onto theirs. Banana Boat a-la-mode.Also Delicious  

Here’s the Banana pre-grill.    Tips

  • If you don’t like peanut butter, you can substitute with almond butter or any other nut butter
  • If you don’t like chocolate chips, you can simply forego them or replace them with carob chips, nuts or seeds for some crunch.
  • The bananas would probably be really good just on their own without any toppings, too!


  • bananas, 1 per serving
  • peanut butter, i prefer chunky, 1-2 tbsp per banana
  • carob or chocolate chips, 1/2 tbsp per banana, home-made or enjoy-life brand(soy-free and dairy free) (optional)


  • Grill
  • Foil


  • heat grill to ~400 degrees
  • split the banana down the middle of the concave side with a knife. Use your hands to spread the banana apart leaving a canyon inside the peel.
  • spreads the peanut butter into the split in the middle of the banana
  • top with chocolate chips (optional)
  • wrap in foil and throw on grill. close the lid
  • grill until banana skins are blackened and chips are melted, ~15 minutes
  • serve and enjoy!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. WARNING! Do NOT browse this dead-sexy site while fasting! Learned this lesson the hard way…

  2. Mary Ann says:

    What a great idea! I can’t wait to dust off the grill 🙂

    1. I know! It makes me so excited for summer!

  3. pinkiebag says:

    I like grilling a banana with chocolate or chocolate and peanut butter, truly delicious, Chloe.

    1. Thank you! The melty chocolate and nut butter make this irresistible!

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