Sunday, May 15, 2011
Dessert From The Grill: Stuffed Bananas!
Today we'll be continuing with the theme of the last few posts - grilling! When the sun is shinning we just can't keep ourselves indoor, even to cook and bake. Stuffed bananas have become one of our favorite easy outdoor treats. The "recipe" is super easy and super tasty. It's especially great for cookouts, camping trips, and is certain to be loved by adults and children alike!
You will need:
1 banana per person
Assorted goodies for stuffing
*We like chopped dark chocolate and toasted sliced almonds. Other tasty options include: peanut butter (or other nut butters), marshmallows, cinnamon sugar, chips (chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter, cinnamon, butterscotch, etc.), nuts/seeds, and shredded coconut.
Here's how you make them:
1) Use a sharp pairing knife to slice about halfway through each banana lengthwise, leaving the banana in the peel. Since you will be placing the bananas on the grill once you stuff them, it's best to slice them on the concave side so the cut/stuffed part will face directly up when place on the grill.
2) Stuff the banana with desired goodies. It's nice to set up a little buffet of options and let everyone create their own customized treat.
3) Place the bananas directly on the grates of a warm, but not hot grill. *We typically make these for dessert after we've cooked dinner on the grill, so the coals are still warm, but not blazing hot.
4) Place the lid on the grill and let the bananas cook until the filling is nice and melty (5-10 minutes). Use a spoon to eat the banana and the goodies straight out of the peel!
Warning - the melty chocolate can be a bit messy, but that's part of the joy of this simple dessert!
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