10 Minute Grilled Banana Boats

Take this campfire classic to your grill with these 10 Minute Grilled Banana Boats! And individualize them with all your favorite toppings!

Dish Count :: 1 Knife, Foil

Easy Grilled Banana Boats

We are getting the hottest temps in nearly a year in Seattle, 90, and well, we just aren’t used to that kinda thing around here. That’s face melting hot for us wussy west coasters! If anyone needs me, I’ll be belly flopping into the pool and scaring small children in a bathing suit.

Ben and I also love camping in the middle of the summer, but since we are so busy with our opposite work schedules, and now that our state has a burn ban in effect I’m trying to find ways for us to make the most out of summer so we don’t miss out on the best it has to offer – s’mores and campfire classics. One of my favorites from my childhood is banana boats that my dad taught me how to make! I just found a way to take them from camping to GLAMPING!
Easy Grilled Banana Boats

These are so ridiculously easy, and I think it’s best to use those bananas that are just going a little too far ripe to eat. They are sweet, soft and just absolutely melt with chocolate and marshmallows in the foil packets.

You can’t beat these. My dad taught me how to make them right – absolutely loaded with chocolate and marshmallows!

Easy Grilled Banana Boats

If you’re a fan of The Sandlot, you’ll be asking if “you want a s’more?”. Make these with chocolate and marshmallow and top them with grahama crackers on top when they come off the grill or out of the coals (if you don’t have a burn ban in effect, that is!).

I went a little more glam with mine, and added a boat load – HA! Get it? Banana boat? Yeah… you get it…. – of fresh raspberries and blueberries. I may have added graham crackers to them, too.

These are practically dish free desserts, so make sure you give these 10 minute grilled banana boats a try this summer, if you’re at home or trekking it out in the woods.
Easy Grilled Banana Boats

Need more toppings combos?? Got you covered!

  • Peanut Butter Banana – Add a dollop of peanut Butter to the chocolate and marshmallow
  • Coconut Macadamia Nut – Add in some white chocolate chips, shredded coconut and chopped macadamia nuts
  • S’mores – Toss in some crumbled graham crackers
  • Cherry Cheesecake – Add in cherry pie filling and graham crackers


Yield: 4

10 Minute Grilled Banana Boats


4 Ripe Bananas

1 cup Chocolate Chips

1 cup White Chocolate Chips

1-2 cups Mini Marshmallows

Raspberries, optional

Blueberries, optional

Crushed Cookies, optional



Preheat the grill on medium heat.

Using a knife, make a small slice the length of each banana in the curve of each banana. You want the banana laying upright, like a boat, cutting down the middle of the banana skin and open the banana skin to reveal the banana inside.

Divide the chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows amongst the bananas, stuffing the chips and mallows inside the skin.

Using 1 square of foil, wrap each banana boat in foil, sealing completely.

Reduce the grill to low heat and place each foil banana packet onto the grill. Cover and roast for 5-10 minutes depending on the ripeness of the banana. These were done for 10 minutes. The marshmallows should be melted and toasted and the chocolate should be fully melted.

Remove and unwrap. Add berries of your choice if desired, or cookie crumbles! Serve immediately.