Putting together a Grilled Banana Dessert Bar is simple and sure to be a hit with family and friends at your next summer BBQ! I’ll show you how to make grilled bananas, plus give you plenty of topping ideas.
Grilling is a major part of our summer. We do grill year-round, but the summer is when we kick it up a notch. Dessert isn’t always part of our grilling (much to the disappoint of my kids), but on holidays, like 4th of July and other random times, it’s fun to make a dessert that can be made on the grill.
While s’mores are a favorite dessert to have when we are grilling, this year we finally got around to trying stuffed grilled bananas after hearing about them from friends. They are really easy to make and inexpensive too. Plus, including a lot of topping choices, like we do, is easy because you don’t need much for each banana. Each kids makes their own, which is always a hit in our house. No two bananas are topped the same!
To make grilled bananas, you will want one banana per person. Hold the banana so it curves upward and cut a slit from the stem to the opposite end through the top of the peel and through the banana, but making sure you don’t cut through the peel on the other site.
Open up the banana a bit and start stuffing it with your desired toppings.
I like to set up a a variety of toppings — things like granola, coconut, marshmallows, chocolate chips, chopped pecans, peanut butter chips, and graham cracker pieces. I placed most of my toppings in small 4 oz canning jars.
I even include some honey and cinnamon sugar too, which are delicious additions.
After you have filled your banana, it’s wrapped up in foil and placed on the grill.
After grilling, the skin will get a bit dark (depends on how long you keep it on the grill), but the inside with be full of warm, gooey, and delicious!
- Bananas (1 per person)
- Assorted Toppings: chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, granola, coconut, marshmallows, chopped pecans, peanut butter chips, graham cracker pieces, strawberries, crushed pineapple
- Heat grill to medium heat.
- Hold a banana with the curve upwards. With a knife, carefully cut a slit in one side peel, from the stem to the opposite end, similar to how you cut up a baked potato. Take care to make sure you don't cut through to the other side of the peel. With fingers, gently open up the banana a bit. Add toppings as desired inside of the banana. Wrap banana up in foil (either heavy duty foil or a double layer of thinner foil).
- Place on grill for about 8-10 minutes, or until toppings are melted as desired and banana has softened. Remove from grill, open up foil and serve.
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