Kid-Friendly Recipes: Banana Boats

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on July 12, 2011

Just had to pop in quick to mention a recipe I’m sharing over at Frosting for the Cause, a blog dedicated to bloggers sharing stories, recipes and raising money for either the Canadian Cancer Society or the American Cancer Society. Today I’m sharing my recipe for Chocolate Chip Scones with Espresso Glaze. Please stop by and leave a comment or two, it would make my day!

Let me start out by saying that this is one of my all-time favorite recipes from childhood. I remember sitting at the kitchen counter, me on the right side, my two younger sisters lined up to my left. On our plates, a sandwich made of peanut butter and bananas. But this is far from your typical peanut butter and banana sandwich. There is a very specific way that this sandwich has to be crafted. Very. Specific. Trust me, if it’s not done the right way, it just doesn’t count as a banana boat. Hubs and I have had many a conversation about this. Let me tell you, most of the ways he wants to make a banana boat are wrong. Just wrong.

Silly husbands, thinking they know how to make a brilliant sandwich like this. You don’t, just let it go.

What exactly makes this sandwich so groundbreaking? Well, let me tell you. You don’t slice the banana. It’s whole. Wrapped tightly inside peanut-butter covered bread.

Banana Boat

It’s simplicity is it’s brilliance. It’s what makes this sandwich taste infinitely better than just a peanut butter sandwich with sliced bananas in it.

Yes, it does taste better than a peanut butter sandwich with sliced bananas.

Yes it does.


And you will never, ever, ever convince me otherwise.

From my lunch plate growing up, to my son’s lunch plate, and now to yours. My all-time favorite lunch sandwich. Done the right way.

Banan Boat

Banana Boats

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 sandwich

Banana Boats

A recipe from my childhood, a banana and peanut butter sandwich with a special twist.


  • 1 slice of bread or pancake
  • 1/2 banana
  • Peanut butter
  • Honey, jam or jelly {optional}


  1. On the slice of bread or pancake, spread a thick layer of peanut butter. Add a thin layer of honey, jam or jelly if desired.
  2. Peel the banana, cut in half, and place in the center of the bread or pancake. Wrap the bread or pancake around the banana.
  3. Serve with fresh fruit and milk to complete the meal.


Have another banana boat or two on hand, ready for after your child devours the first one with amazing speed.

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