Peanut Butter & Granola Grilled Banana Boats

Peanut Butter & Granola Grilled Banana Boats - A 5-minute summer dessert you can throw on the grill, and no plate needed to serve! Perfect for camping and barbecues. | foxeslovelemons.com

Apparently, when I was a baby, I ate A LOT of bananas. Like pureed bananas and then sliced bananas. Bananas all the time. I didn’t know this until my mom told me about it much later in life, but I did wonder why I had an unexplained aversion to bananas for a long time. To this day, I’m still kind of iffy on them. I like them in baked goods and smoothies and desserts (like this one!), but still don’t really prefer to eat them on their own, even if they are the ultimate portable snack. Maybe someday I’ll work myself up to it.

Peanut Butter & Granola Grilled Banana Boats - A 5-minute summer dessert you can throw on the grill, and no plate needed to serve! Perfect for camping and barbecues. | foxeslovelemons.com

Along the lines of my Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Cannoli Dip last week, I’m celebrating the last few days of summer with grilled desserts. When wrapped in foil and grilled, bananas’ natural sweetness is taken to the next level. For these Peanut Butter & Granola Grilled Banana Boats, I’ve split the bananas and filled them with peanut butter baking chips and chocolate granola (any type of granola will work). After just 5 minutes on the grill, this dessert is good-to-go, no plate needed!

Peanut Butter & Granola Grilled Banana Boats - A 5-minute summer dessert you can throw on the grill, and no plate needed to serve! Perfect for camping and barbecues. | foxeslovelemons.com

Peanut Butter & Granola Grilled Banana Boats

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large unpeeled banana
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons granola
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons peanut butter chips

Directions:

1. Preheat outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Place banana on 12-inch square of foil.

2. Make 1/2-inch-deep slit in banana lengthwise, leaving 1-inch uncut at both ends. Use fingers to gently pull banana open. Fill banana with granola and peanut butter chips; wrap foil around banana, keeping banana upright if possible.

3. Transfer banana to grill and cook 5 minutes or until peanut butter chips are melted. Unwrap and serve immediately.

 

I originally developed this recipe for the NatureBox blog.

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6 comments

  1. Great idea and unique presentation! Banana is my favorite fruit and I am so excited to try these banana boats. Thank you very much for sharing this, Lori.

  2. Looks delicious!

  3. How fun are these!? LOL, how funny that you OD’d on bananas as a kid. I love them! And stuffing them with granola and PB sound awesome!

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