This is a bananas Foster variation of the classic “banana boat” camping dessert that’s made with pieces of chocolate and marshmallow. Start by combining (before your trip) a mixture of 1/2 cup brown sugar (light or dark), 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Stir it all up, put it in locking plastic bag and stow. This is enough for 6-8 bananas.

When you’re ready to prepare your dessert, slit the skin of the banana open with a knife, insert a few small pieces of butter or dollops of margarine.

Stuff in a few teaspoons of your brown sugar mixture. I’ll say a small splash of rum plays well here also, but I don’t want any of you folks violating state park anti-liquor regulations. Pretend I never said anything.

Wrap it all up in a double layer of foil and nestle it cut-side-up in the embers (you don’t want any of the good stuff leaking out).

Let it roast 3-5 minutes depending on the intensity of the heat. Remove, cool about a minute and eat with a spoon!

9 thoughts on “Foster-in-the-Flames”

  1. Yum! I’m loving these camping ideas! Rum extract? It’s kind of icky tasting, but the Park Rangers probably wouldn’t arrest you for having it….or just put some real rum in the extract bottle. The proof is almost the same, but it tastes better.

  2. Park Rangers are that touchy about alcohol? Never knew that. Not that I’d normally have a lot of booze on a trip but maybe some peppermint schnapps to go with a hot cocoa drink. I started to mention that one before but this camping trip sounded non-alcoholic with minors. 🙂

    As the gal says in Jerry McGuire “you had me at the butter”. Sounds like a great thing to do even at home in the oven!!

    Thanks for the step-by-step.

  3. But for those of us who do most of our camping in private campgrounds – or for that matter, make this kind of thing in the backyard firepit – rum sounds like an excellent idea 🙂

  4. I agree with Jane–this sounds good enough to be attempted at home! (Since I can’t remember the last time I did some real camping.)

    1. You can do any of these under a broiler if you don’t want to deal with the mosquitoes!

      – Joe

  5. What is a good brand of Banana Liquer to get if I want to make the real deal B Fosters at home?

    1. Hm..your guess is as good as mine, Paul, but when I’m flaming something I always buy a cheap one, as most of the subtleties will get burned away!

      Watch out for the eyebrows!

      – Joe

  6. I am so impressed with your website. Tonight we will be having a campfire after the football game, going to make the foster -in – flames. So excited to try.
    I love the recipes going to try a few of them as well.

    1. Ha! Thanks Rhonda! Hope the bananas went well with the menu!


      – Joe

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