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Grilled Banana S’Mores


grilled banana s'mores |

I had no idea something as simple as a s’more could be so good. I’ll be honest – s’mores have never been that good to me. When we go camping, I usually pass on making them for a few reasons: 1) I’m not patient enough to toast the marshmallow ~perfectly~, 2) the effort put into making them was too much for me, 3) they just didn’t taste that good. I was much happier just skewering a marshmallow, torching it, and then popping the burnt morsel into my mouth.

All that said, I couldn’t wait to share this with you. So imagine my horror when I started typing on my laptop only to find out that my space, N and B keys don’t work. I started copy/pasting those letters and wrote out a couple sentences when it hit me – type it on my iPad! Duh. It’s still slower than typing on a keyboard, but a lot faster than having to paste in all my Bs, Ns, and spaces.

So, why is this s’mores recipe so good? I think it’s the addition of the grilled banana. Or maybe it’s the fact that all I had to do to make them was stand by the grill. I will admit that I spent about 90% of my 11 mile run on Sunday thinking about these bad boys. I told Mike that every mile I ran = 1 s’more. (Note: I didn’t end up eating 11 s’mores yesterday… but I kind of wish I had). So, here you go. Enjoy this supremely gooey, delicious mess.

grilled banana s'mores |

Grilled Banana S’mores
makes 4

1 medium ripe banana
1 teaspoon brown sugar
4 graham crackers, halved
1 .5 ounce bar of milk chocolate, broken into 4 pieces
4 large marshmallows

  1. Heat grill to medium.
  2. Lay banana flat. Cut a slit down length of banana. Sprinkle brown sugar into the opening. Grill banana for 5 minutes, or until brown sugar is bubbling. Remove from grill and let cool slightly. Peel and slice into 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. Lay graham crackers down on grill. Top 4 crackers with chocolate and 4 crackers with marshmallows. Cover grill and cook until chocolate is melted and marshmallows are softened.
  4. Place sliced bananas on chocolate and place marshmallow cracker on top. Serve immediately.

Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

6 thoughts on “Grilled Banana S’Mores

  1. Oh my goodness – yum, they look like they could do some serious damage…but bananas are healthy, so it’s all good, right? ; )

  2. What about grilling or frying some plantains? They might be a bit less mushy? Afterwards, why not grill up some pineapple with cinnamon sugar too. Mmm possibilities.

    • The bananas were mushy in a good way. And they’re something that I almost always have on hand. Plantains, on the other hand, would require another trip to the store! I’ll keep it in mind next time I’m out 🙂 The pineapple with cinnamon sugar has been on my mind since we ate at Samba years ago…

  3. Dang girl! These look good!! Make them for me this weekend?? Also, your pics are amazeballs!

  4. wooooow these look delicious/super easy. Need to try.

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