Air Fryer S’mores Banana Boats –Banana boats are the perfect way to use up over-ripe bananas. And, they’re especially delicious when cooked over an open flame on a camping trip! These banana boats are filled with creamy Nutella and topped with gooey marshmallows. They’re like a Campfire Banana S’mores – but even better! (And, they’re easy to make!)

Air Fryer S’mores Banana Boats
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Summer is almost here, and these are truly amazing! If you are looking for the perfect Air Fryer Dessert, this might be it—Air Fryer S’mores Banana Boats!

I remember having these as a child in Girl Scouts, and they were just as yummy then as I remembered. My kids were in heaven; they love the special treats I have been making this summer.

These are perfect snacks. They start with a portable container, so this is amazing party food since you don’t have dirty dishes. The banana peel is one already built-in. This is a perfect summer dessert.

If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Dessert Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER NUTELLA CROISSANTS, and AIR FRYER CHERRY CRUMB PIE, AIR FRYER BLONDIE BROWNIE CHEESECAKE SUNDAE, and AIR FRYER BANANA CARAMEL PIE.

What Are Banana S’mores?

If you have never heard of a banana boat, it’s a lot like a Smore meets and Ice Cream Sundae. They are a great and easy way to make Banana S’mores! 

You can change this out with so many toppings. Today, I used a classic Banana Boat with candy bars, mini marshmallows, and banana, with a great big old helping of ice cream, whipped cream, and cherries! 

Camping With An Air Fryer

Summer is the perfect time to go camping! One of the best things about camping is cooking over an open fire. However, if you want something a bit more convenient than cooking on a stick, then air fryer camping recipes are the way to go! This recipe for air fryer dessert is quick and easy, and it’s sure to be a hit with your fellow campers. So pack up your air fryer and get ready for some delicious camping cuisine!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer S’mores Banana Boats

Summertime is the perfect time to break out the air fryer and make some fun snacks! These s’mores banana boats are a breeze to make and are sure to be a hit with your friends and family. All you need is a few simple ingredients: bananas, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and graham crackers. So grab your air fryer and let’s get started!

Air Fryer S'mores Banana Boats

 

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Bananas: Use ripe bananas. 
  • Chocolate:  Use any of your favorite candy bars, or use mini chocolate chips. 
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Crushed Graham Crackers
  • Optional: Chocolate Sauce, Cherries, Whipped Cream, and Ice Cream For Serving

How To Make S’mores Banana Boats In Air Fryer

Here are the step-by-step directions to make Banana S’mores In Air Fryer:

Air Fryer S'mores Banana Boats

 

If you love camping, then you’ll love cooking air fryer campfire banana smores! This easy recipe is perfect for a fun family night around the campfire. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be enjoying your delicious smores in no time!

Air Fryer S'mores Banana Boats

 

Cut the banana lengthwise with a sharp knife. Then use your hands and open the banana so that you can stuff it.

 

Air Fryer S'mores Banana Boats

Add the diced candy bars, and then add the mini marshmallows on top.

Place in the air fryer basket and set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, set cook time for 5-7 minutes, just enough so that the banana blackens and the inside ingredients start to melt.

Air Fryer S'mores Banana Boats

Pro Tips For Air Fryer S’mores Banana Boats

  • Choose Ripe Bananas: Select bananas that are ripe but still firm. Overripe bananas can become too mushy when heated, while underripe bananas may not have enough sweetness.
  • Create a Deep Pocket: When slicing the banana, be sure to cut a deep pocket without cutting through the bottom or the sides. This pocket will hold the s’mores filling securely.
  • Use Parchment Paper: Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper or aluminum foil to catch any melted chocolate or marshmallow that may ooze out during cooking. This makes cleanup easier and prevents sticking.
  • Add the Right Amount of Filling: Don’t overstuff the banana pocket. Use a balanced amount of chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and crushed graham crackers to ensure even melting and prevent overflow.
  • Monitor Cooking Time: Cook the banana boats at 400 degrees F (200°C) for about 5-7 minutes. Keep an eye on them to prevent the marshmallows from burning. The bananas should be warm and the marshmallows gooey and slightly browned
  • Use Mini Marshmallows: Mini marshmallows melt more evenly and quickly compared to large marshmallows, providing a better texture for your s’mores banana boats.
  • Experiment with Toppings: Enhance your banana boats by adding a sprinkle of cinnamon, a drizzle of caramel sauce, or a few crushed nuts for extra flavor and texture.
  • Serve Immediately: Enjoy the s’mores banana boats while they are warm and gooey. Serving them immediately ensures the best texture and flavor experience.
  • Safety First: Be cautious when removing the banana boats from the air fryer, as they will be hot. Use tongs or a spatula to avoid burns..
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Banana Boat Sundae Faqs

What type of bananas should I use for banana boats? Use ripe but firm bananas. Overripe bananas can become too mushy when cooked, while underripe bananas might not have enough sweetness.

How do I prepare the bananas for banana boats? Slice a deep pocket lengthwise into the banana without cutting through the bottom or the sides. This pocket will hold the s’mores filling.

What should I use to line the air fryer basket? Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper or aluminum foil to catch any melted chocolate or marshmallow that may ooze out, making cleanup easier and preventing sticking.

How long do I cook the banana boats in the air fryer? Cook the banana boats at 400°F (200°C) for about 5-7 minutes. Keep an eye on them to prevent the marshmallows from burning. The bananas should be warm and the marshmallows gooey and slightly browned.

What type of marshmallows should I use? Use mini marshmallows as they melt more evenly and quickly compared to large marshmallows, providing a better texture for your s’mores banana boats.

Can I add other toppings to my banana boats? Yes, you can enhance your banana boats by adding a sprinkle of cinnamon, a drizzle of caramel sauce, or a few crushed nuts for extra flavor and texture.

How do I prevent the marshmallows from burning? Keep a close eye on the banana boats while they cook and make sure not to exceed the recommended cooking time. You can also check halfway through to ensure they are not overcooking.

How do I safely remove the banana boats from the air fryer? Use tongs or a spatula to remove the banana boats from the air fryer, as they will be hot. Be cautious to avoid burns.

How do I serve banana boats: Serve the s’mores banana boats immediately while they are warm and gooey for the best texture and flavor experience.

Air Fryer S'mores Banana Boats

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Air Fryer S’mores Banana Boats

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving

Description

These Air Fryer S'mores Banana Boats only require a few minutes in the air fryer and they taste delicious. Plus, they're healthy and sweetened naturally with honey. So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try today!
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Ingredients 

  • 1 banana, ripe
  • 1 mini candy bar, diced
  • 1/4 cup mini marshmallow
  • 2 tablespoons graham cracker, crushed

Optional: Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Cherries, Chocolate Sauce, for serving.

    Instructions

    • Cut the banana lengthwise with a sharp knife. Then use your hands and open the banana so that you can stuff it.
    • Sprinkle the graham crackers into the banana, then add your chopped chocolate or chocolate bar inside.
    • Stuff the banana with mini marshmallows.
    • Place in the air fryer basket and set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 minutes, just enough so that the banana blackens and the inside ingredients start melting.
    • Plate, serve and enjoy!

    Equipment

    • Air Fryer
    • Cooking Spray
    • Parchment Paper, optional

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1ServingCalories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 233mgPotassium: 524mgFiber: 5gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 84IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 2mg

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