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.


The Existing Camper’s Inventory

Before I start logging new ’round-the-campfire pastries I thought a good first step would be to inventory the camping-friendly recipes that are already on the blog. Indeed there are quite a few, especially if you count the make-ahead cookies and cakes. However I realize that part of the fun of campfire cuisine is actually assembling and cooking the whatever-it-is on the fire.

S’mores are of course an American classic. Strawberry shortcake is another time-tested campfire delicacy, and it can be easily made with packaged biscuits in a Dutch or cardboard box oven.