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Horizontal image of a plate with a stuffed roasted whole fruit in aluminum foil next to yellow towels and chocolate chips.

Baked Banana Boats

  • Author: Nikki Cervone
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 bananas 1x


Learn how to make banana boats, a fun dessert with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips stuffed in whole fruit and baked until warm and gooey.


  • 4 ripe medium bananas
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Using a paring knife, carefully slit the top (or concave side) of each banana lengthwise through the peel and halfway through the banana. Leave about 1/4 inch unsliced on both ends of the banana.
  3. Using your hands, gently pull apart the peel and the fruit that you’ve divided on each side of the slit, creating space for the filling.
  4. Stuff each banana with 1/8 cup chocolate chips and 1/8 cup miniature marshmallows.
  5. Keeping each banana facing up with the stuffing held intact, wrap each banana completely in a piece of aluminum foil 1 1/2 feet long, gathering the excess at the top and leaving some space on top to prevent the foil from touching the fillings.
  6. Place the wrapped bananas in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, touching each other so they stand upright. Use crumbled balls of aluminum foil or small heatproof ramekins to provide additional support if needed.
  7. Transfer the baking dish to the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the chocolate chips and marshmallows have melted slightly.
  8. Remove the baking dish from the oven. Carefully open the aluminum foil to expose the stuffing, rolling the excess foil around either side of the banana to hold it for easy serving. Transfer each to a dessert plate.
  9. Drizzle the top of each banana with 1/2 teaspoon honey and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Serve immediately, with spoons.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Fruit
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: banana, boat, chocolate, marshmallow, cinnamon, honey