Banana Boats make fun desserts and festive brunch items. They’re easy enough for children to assemble (as long as a grown-up supervises the broiler). As far as both nutrition and taste are concerned, Banana Boats offer a lot of bang for your buck. The combination of bananas and peanut butter has long been popular as a child-friendly snack, and the tiny amounts of mini chocolate chips and mini marshmallows in this recipe add only about 30 calories per Boat. Enjoy this guilt-free treat!
Ingredients (for each Banana Boat)
1 large, ripe banana
1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips
8 mini marshmallows
Step 1) Slice through the length of each banana as shown, leaving the back of the peel intact.
Step 2) Set bananas in a baking pan lined with a roasting rack, to keep the bananas from tipping over.
Step 3) Spread peanut butter inside of each banana. Top with mini chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.
Step 4) Broil under a low broiler for 1 or 2 minutes, until marshmallows turn golden brown. Watch constantly, as marshmallows will go from golden to burned very quickly!
Step 5) Enjoy immediately.
4 replies to “Banana Boats”
These remind me of summer and camping!
I cannot wait for summer to arrive! 🙂
Such a cute idea!!
Wahou such a great innovation !!