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The Ultimate BBQ Banana Boats Recipe

This recipe is definitely a little outside the box, but that makes a great party dish. This recipe is ridiculously simple to throw together and utterly delicious. Banana boats are perfect for making with children as there is no heat involved in the ‘stuffing’ phase.

**You will need one banana per person and tin foil to cook.

Here are our favourite different topping combinations, feel free to mix and match to create your own ‘dream boat’:

S’mores: Chocolate chips, mini marshmallows & crumbled biscuits

Strawberry-Choc: Strawberries, Nutella & chopped hazelnuts

Samoas: Chocolate chips, caramel sauce & coconut shreds

Dulce-de-Leche: Chocolate chips, dulce-de-leche sauce & coconut

PB & Choccy: Peanut butter & chocolate chips

Honey-Ginger: White chocolate chips, honey & candied ginger

Banana Split: Chocolate chips, marshmallows & cherries


1. Prepare your BBQ or campfire to a gentle heat or low flame, if you’re cooking on a campfire you can also place the bananas in the embers to gently cook them, it will just take a little longer.

2. Take each banana in it’s peel, slice down the middle until your knife grazes the peel on the other side.

3. Choose your Banana Boat toppings and pack them down the centre of your bananas. Wrap each banana in tin foil.

4. Place bananas onto your grill and cook for a few minutes. To check if they are ready give them a squeeze with a pair of tongs, they should feel squishy. If they are still firm leave them for a few more minutes.

5. Unwrap, grab a spoon and dig in.

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