When you try this, you’ll wonder how you didn’t think of it first. You might even feel a little angry about it.
But even with that sense of bitter entitlement, you’ll be grateful that I imparted my banana boat wisdom upon you, because it’s truly the best, little sweet treat I’ve had in a while, and not even that bad for you!
Considering it’s a dessert, the health benefits of the banana practically cancel out the chocolate, so you’re basically just eating a banana. Right? Right.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
Did you get all that?
Maybe you should get a pen.
Get your banana and your chocolate chips. Now I’ve just assumed you’re making yourself a solo sweet treat (and there’s no shame in that, friends), but feel free to make as many banana boats as there are people to impress.
You could even do this with those mini bananas (Plantains? Bananitos? You know the ones.) and serve them as little desserts at a party! People will think you’re cute and charming and oh-so creative, and when they ask how you ever thought of it, you say one word: allieisalwayshungry.
(Because I’m the first person to ever think of the chocolate banana combo obviously.)
Pull open the peel to expose the fruit, so it kind of looks like your banana is wearing a little coat.
When I was a little girl and it was snack time I would ask my mum for a “banana with a coat on” (I know, I was adorable), so I guess that’s where I got the banana/outerwear analogy.
I know the frantic feeling of wanting to cram as many chocolate chips in there as possible, believe me, but try and be careful when chocolate stuffing so you don’t rip the peel. You want the chocolate chips stuffed snuggly enough that, when the banana is lying on it’s side, they don’t fall out.
Once the chocolate chips on the side you’re grilling get a little melty, flip it onto the other side. The skin should be nice and toasty brown on the outside.
Once both sides are nicely grilled, take it off the heat and pop it on a plate. You can’t really over cook these, it just depends how melted you like your chocolate chips.
I know it’s chocolate, but when compared to say, the 6 Snickerdoodles I ate the other day, this is basically like eating a handful of vitamins.
It’s so healthy and tasty, I think I’ll have 2!
And you can pipe down about how that “defeats the purpose”.
And speaking of defeating the purpose, a couple of my fellow sweet-treat enthusiast friends just reminded me that this is even tastier with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. Something to think about.