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These campfire bananas are a classic summertime snack that you can make on the grill or in the oven! This version is gluten-free, paleo, and can be made AIP.

three banana smores on a plate with chocolate chips

What are Campfire Bananas?

Campfire bananas were basically my favorite part of summer camp as a kid. They’re made with split bananas stuffed with chocolate chips and marshmallows that wrapped in foil, grilled until soft, and then topped with crushed graham crackers. Basically everything you love about s’mores but in a banana!

How do you make campfire bananas healthier?

Campfire bananas are already a cleaned-up version of s’mores, but this version takes it to another level with better quality chocolate and marshmallows without added junk!

The Ingredients for Campfire Bananas

  • Banana. You’ll want to use slightly ripe bananas, but not overly ripe.
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips. I like to use Enjoy Life dairy-free chocolate chips.
  • Marshmallow. I use the Sweet Apricity Marshmallows for a really high-quality marshmallow that’s also AIP-friendly. I also have a marshmallow recipe on the blog here.
  • Crushed graham crackers or cereal. You can use gluten-free graham crackers if tolerated, but I used crushed Lovebird cereal to make it AIP. The cereal gives it that graham cracker crunch without having to make a whole separate component to this recipe! Use the code UNBOUNDWELLNESS for 10% off Lovebird cereal!

How to make Campfire Bananas

  • Prep the grill or oven. 
  • Prep the bananas. Prepare the bananas by making a slit in the unpeeled banana about three-quarters of the way through. Stuff with the chocolate chips and marshmallows and wrap each banana tightly in parchment paper, and then foil.

Campfire bananas side by side process shot

  • Transfer the bananas to the oven (or the grill and cover) and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • Enjoy with a spoon!

banana smores on a spoon

How do you make campfire bananas in the oven?

Simply preheat the oven to 400 F, add the prepared bananas to a baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes.

How do you make campfire bananas on the grill?

You can make campfire bananas on a charcoal or gas grill by following the recipe, adding to the grill, and covering for about 10-12 minutes.

Can you make these campfire bananas ahead of time?

These campfire bananas are definitely meant to be eaten fresh! Throw them on the grill during a cookout, or in the oven on a summer night and enjoy immediately.

Can you make campfire bananas without aluminum foil?

I try to limit my use of foil as well, but personally, I’m fine using it in moderation for a short time for recipes like this. You can try to make it with just parchment if you’re making it in the oven, but it won’t work quite as well.

Can you add other toppings to campfire bananas?

Here are some other topping combinations that you can add to the bananas…

  • Strawberries
  • Peanut butter or almond butter
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chopped nuts

But personally, I love keeping it to the classic smores toppings!!

3 campfire bananas on a plate

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Campfire Bananas (Paleo, AIP)


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These campfire bananas are a classic summertime snack that you can make on the grill or in the oven! This version is gluten-free, paleo, and can be made AIP.


Ingredients

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  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 tbsp dairy-free chocolate chips (sub homemade carob chips for AIP)
  • 810 mini marshmallows
  • 4 tbsp crushed graham crackers (sub crushed Lovebird cereal for AIP)

Instructions

  1. To make this recipe in the oven, preheat the oven to 400 and set a baking sheet aside. Alternatively, you can make these on the grill by preheating the grill.
  2. Prepare the bananas by making a slit in the unpeeled banana about three-quarters of the way through. Stuff with the chocolate chips and marshmallows and wrap each banana tightly in parchment paper, and then foil.
  3. Transfer the bananas to the oven (or the grill and cover) and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Carefully unwrap the foil and enjoy with a spoon!

Notes

All nutrition facts are estimated and will vary.

  • Category: Treats
  • Method: Grill

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 212
  • Sugar: 18.2g
  • Fat: 6.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.8g
  • Fiber: 7.7g
  • Protein: 2.7g