Dessert via Campfire: Paleo Elvis Banana Boats

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Campfires and smores go together. They do. However, trying to eat healthy means thinking twice about those graham crackers, marshmallows, and milk chocolate! I have taken the time to make homemade smores before with great success! However, I don’t know a single mom that has time to make homemade marshmallows and graham crackers before a camping trip. So, bring on the other options! I don’t know where this recipes originated but it is genius. Now let me take out all the bad ingredients and do it up right! Campfire banana boats!

Roasted Banana Boats


  • bananas
  • aluminum foil
  • dark chocolate chips
  • nut butter (sunbutter is like peanut butter and that’s why these are “Elvis”)
  • ingredient ideas: chopped nuts, dried cranberries, almond butter, cashew butter, real butter!, homemade marshmallow fluff, coconut butter…)

Peel back a strip of banana peel from the concave side but keep it in tact. Make a slit lengthwise down the banana and pull apart slightly. Dollop in nut butter and top with chocolate chips. Gently push together and put back the strip of peel you opened. Wrap in aluminum foil, throw on the fire, and wait 8-10 minutes. Take off the fire and open the banana. Eat up!

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