Baked Peanut Butter + Chocolate Banana Boats

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Sometimes you just need something sweet (like a lot of the time).  Not a bite or taste but an entire dish of something that will satisfy your sweet tooth.  Have I got something special for you – so easy and unbelievably good! That is, if you can get past the crazy blackened skin of the baked banana, then you will be in heaven.

Imagine a big, warm dessert oozing with creamy peanut butter and melted chocolate that is ONLY 2 Points Plus.

I eat a banana with peanut butter for a snack almost every day.  I had the idea of heating it up; it was so good the next logical thought that crossed my mind was clearly, “How do I add chocolate to this?”  You could really put almost anything on these – shaved coconut, raisins, peanut butter chips, greek yogurt.  The possibilities are endless but the great news is that you don’t need a lot of anything (just a teaspoon or two) to make this decadent dessert!

My husband loves milk chocolate, while I love dark chocolate. If you look closely in the instructions photos, you will notice one banana with milk chocolate chips and the other banana with dark chocolate chunks.  Same Points Plus for a teaspoon of each.  Also, we use chunky peanut butter but creamy peanut butter or almond butter would also be wonderful!


  • Be sure to bake the banana in the skin (covered in tin foil) but feel free to scoop out the insides into a bowl if the skin freaks you out (like my husband!).
  • Also, make sure your bananas are really ripe!

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Baked Peanut Butter + Chocolate Banana Boats
2 Points Plus per Banana Boat
Serves: 2
  • 2 ripe Bananas
  • 2 teaspoons Organic Peanut Butter
  • 2 teaspoons chocolate chips
  • pinch Sea Salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Slice each banana ¾ of the way through the center.
  3. Spread banana apart and spread 1 tsp peanut butter along inside of each banana. Sprinkle 1 tsp of chocolate chips into each banana and finish with a pinch of sea salt.
  4. Wrap outside with tinfoil and place on a cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve while hot and Enjoy!


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  1. Mom McK says

    We have made these for years when camping and my teen daughter and her friends love to make these at summer bonfires in our back yard. We put out a buffet of ingredients which include a variety of chips (chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter, butterscotch, etc…) Coconut, nuts, mini marshmallows, caramels, etc… Once banana is filled, we replace center piece which we cut out so there is a “lid”. Then we wrap in foil and place in hot coals to cook. Banana Boat is done when it feels ” squishy” when picked up. For safety, please wear leather, fire retardant gloves. Yummy! Thanks for sharing the safer, cleaner, and year round oven method!

  2. MalaLala says

    OMG this hits the spot! When I have a sweet tooth! But when I logged in on WW it came up as 3 points could be partly because of what items I picked I dunno and I don’t care cuz its worth it!! So good!

  3. Rachel says

    I counted how many chocolate chips are in the pic. ☺ No matter. We’ll just make it to our liking.

  4. Rachel says

    I agree there’s no way 20+ regular-sized chocolate chips can fit into a tsp or even a Tbsp. I’m not on a diet where I need to count points, so that’s not really relevant to me, but I still have a hard time believing those photos show only 1 tsp of PB and 1 tsp. of chocolate chips/chunks. ☺

    STILL, this dessert looks like a fun and yummy treat for my kids. We’re on a basically Paleo diet to control Candida and bacterial overgrowth, so we’re really not supposed to be doing peanuts. My sons also cannot have dairy, gluten, eggs, oats, soy, refined sugar, and a few other things, so it’s a challenge to come up with desserts I CAN make. However, we could use the mini chocolate chips by Enjoy Life, along with almond butter and maybe some toasted coconut and almonds. Thanks for posting the recipe, and I hope I didn’t come across as rude in questioning the amounts used for the pics. ☺

    • EverydayMaven says

      Hi Rachel,

      I am not sure where you get the number 20 because I just say 1 teaspoon in my recipe. Either way, I hope you make a version that works for your family and you guys love it :)

  5. Jeannette says

    16 Ghirardelli semisweet chips are 1 point. I think the discrepancy in ‘counting’ the banana or not when using the recipe calculator is that fruit by itself as a snack is 0pts because you’re less likely to overeat a banana alone. we just have to be careful with something this delicious, or say the blended frozen banana ‘ice-cream’ because we are more likely to overeat when using the banana as a vehicle for, say, melted chocolate and peanut butter! thanks for posting…I’ll be sure to use discretion 😉

  6. Karen says

    Did you use mini chocolate chips? No way 20 regular chips will fit in my teaspoon. I just want to make sure I’m using the right ingredients, thanks!

    • EverydayMaven says

      Hi Karen,
      You could use a scale if you want to be more accurate or exact. I just did a very slightly heaping teaspoon. Enjoy!

  7. says

    Looks like dessert this evening. Mmmmm dark chocolate!

    Yesterday I baked a chocolate cake mix with 1 can of pumpkin, and my decadence was adding a splash of orange oil/extract. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Cut into 24 squares – top with fat-free whipped topping and sprinkled 16 ghirardelli dark chocolate chips. It calculates to 4 pts plus with the chocolate chips.

    • EverydayMaven says

      Hi Cynthia, Each banana boat is only 2 Points. 1 tsp of (creamy or chunky) peanut butter is 1 Point, 1 tsp of semi-sweet chocolate chips is 1 Point and I am not counting the banana since it is an individual dish and not a recipe. I used eTools to calculate it.

  8. laura says

    That looks great, but is that really only one teaspoon of chocolate on each banana? It looks more like a tablespoon or more to me.

    • EverydayMaven says

      Hi Laura,
      Yes, hard to believe right? It melts great and that was all I needed. I tested this with more than 1 tsp. but it over-powered the PB!

  9. Amy says

    Omg!!! I bake bananas with cinnamon and vanilla or peanut butter but this is amazing!!!! Trying it in the skin now!!!! AND DARK CHOCOLATE with peanut butter – pure genius!

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