Campfire Cooking: Banana S’mores

A healthy take on campfire s’mores, try this simple recipe for a sweet snack. If you’re at the end of your camping trip, you can still use slightly ripe bananas for this recipe. The riper the banana, the better.

Bananas are particularly high in Vitamin B, potassium, manganese and Vitamin C, all necessary daily nutrients. If you are backpacking, bananas are particularly known to help endurance performances and replenish the body with nutrients quickly, making them the perfect camping snack choice.

Check out Grace Derocha, RD, registered dietician and health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, prepare this camping recipe and others below.

This recipe is courtesy of Grace Derocha, a registered dietitian, certified diabetes and certified health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and a featured blogger here at A Healthier Michigan.

Photo Credit: Michael Miller, A Healthier Michigan

Ingredients

Makes 1 Serving

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter chips
  • 2 tablespoons Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal, slightly crushed

Banana S'mores

Instructions
1. Preheat grill to medium high heat or prepare camp fire
2. Slice banana lengthwise and slightly open. Place on a rectangle of aluminum foil.
3. Insert marshmallows, chocolate chips and banana chips into the sliced banana.
4. Wrap banana up in foil and cook on the grill for 5-6 minutes or bake at 400°F for 5-6 minutes and broil until marshmallows are lightly toasted or place in campfire for 3-4 minutes.
5. Unwrap banana and top with cereal. After melt has slightly cooled eat with a spoon.


Nutritional Analysis:
• Calories 201.2
• Total Fat 6.3 g
• Saturated Fat 3.9 g
• Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
• Sodium 2.2 mg
• Potassium 361.6 mg
• Total Carbohydrate 38.0 g
• Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
• Sugars 25.3 g
• Protein 1.1 g
• Vitamin A 1.6 %
• Vitamin B- 120.0 %
• Vitamin B- 629.2 %
• Vitamin C 15.4 %
• Vitamin E 1.4 %
• Calcium 0.6 %
• Copper 5.3 %
• Folate 4.7 %
• Iron 1.8 %
• Magnesium 7.4 %
• Manganese 7.7 %
• Niacin 2.7 %
• Pantothenic Acid 2.6 %
• Phosphorus 2.0 %
• Riboflavin 6.0 %
• Selenium 1.5 %
• Thiamin 3.0 %
• Zinc 1.1 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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