Recipe: Campfire Banana Boats

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A cross between a s’more and a banana split, the campfire delicacy known as ‘Banana Boats’ is a delicious camping treat. After a big day hiking, fishing or driving, there’s nothing more relaxing than sitting by your warm campfire and devouring a dessert. You may remember, we recently asked our Unsealed 4X4 social media community what their favourite camping snacks were. Campfire Banana Boats was voted as one of the best!

We don’t want you to experience FOMO (fear of missing out) and thankfully, making a banana boat is easier than you may think.

Read on to find the recipe and make sure to tag @unsealed4x4 on your Instagram so we can see what you’ve made! Sharing is caring.

What to pack before you hit the road:

  • Banana’s
  • Chocolate (chocolate buttons or chips work best)
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Crushed oreos
  • Peanut butter and/or chocolate or caramel syrup
  • A knife & spoon
  • Tongs
  • Alfoil

To build your campfire, make sure you pack your preferred lighter or matches, as well as some kindling and timber logs. Note: it’s important that you build your campfire correctly to optimise safety. Read ‘How to light a campfire responsibly’ for some more information and tips.


  1. First, light your campfire and make sure it’s burning at a steady temperature.
  2. Grab a banana and use your knife to cut a slice down the middle (with the peel still on).
  3. Start to fill the banana with the ingredients in any order that you like.
  4. Wrap the banana in alfoil.
  5. Either hold it over the campfire, lay it on a grill over the fire or bury it in the embers (if the fire is dying down).
  6. Use your tongs to lightly squeeze it. If it’s still firm it’s not quite cooked yet, but if it’s squishy then it’s time to get it off the heat.
  7. Allow the banana boat to cool until the foil is no longer too hot to touch.
  8. Slowly peel the foil off the banana, but be careful of the trapped steam.
  9. Pull open the banana, grab a spoon and dig in.


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