This baked almond butter banana is …

Melted, ooey, gooey, paleo goodness that will bring a smile to your face and tummy.

Almond Butter Banana Boat

I’m a dessert gal. Dinner really isn’t over until I’ve checked my “dessert” box. My repertoire for healthy/paleo desserts typically involves just fresh fruit with nuts. If I’m feeling extra creative, I’ll whip up a cobbler of some sort (paleo peach cobbler and Paleo cherry cobbler are my favorite).

This Baked Almond Butter Banana is incredibly simple but, I believe, is just as fulfilling as a warm gooey brownie fresh from the oven.  And that’s really saying a lot because I also take my brownies VERY seriously around here.

When you’re craving fresh baked goods, all you need is 15 minutes and this healthy baked almond butter banana will hit the spot. I promise.  You won’t be left with a sugar hangover or feeling too stuffed to move either.  It’s quite literally, the perfect dessert in my book.  You could even jazz it up with a handful of dairy-free chocolate chips if you want!

Almond Butter Banana Boat Ingredients

3 ingredients: banana, almond butter, and cinnamon. That’s it!

Oh, and some foil.

a bunch of unpeeled bananas on a wooden table

How to Make Almond Butter Banana Boats

Also, after much recipe testing, we’ve also found that you can make these little bad boys in a casserole dish just as effectively.  Just layer your bananas, top them with the remaining ingredients, and secure foil over the top of your dish, then bake as directed for another variation of simple and crowd pleasing.

This dessert also makes for GREAT campout food. Prepare the same way identified below and then roast on your fire. You can spoon the melted goodness right from the aluminum foil.

Note: If you’re looking for a 100-calorie treat, split the banana with a friend! Now, if you’re like me, you’re just going go back and make another one. But hey! You have to start somewhere.


a peeled banana topped with almond butter sitting in foil

This is Gus, my 3 month-old Great Pyrenees puppy, inspecting/puncturing the bananas:

a bunch of unpeeled bananas on a wooden table with a white puppy sniffing them
a peeled banana topped with almond butter wrapped in foil in the oven
baked bananas in a white bowl topped with almond butter

Baked Almond Butter Banana Boat

4.20 — Votes 10 votes
By Cassy
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 18 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
This baked almond butter banana is … Melted, ooey, gooey, paleo goodness that will bring a smile to your face and tummy.


  • 1 Medium-Sized Banana
  • 1 tablespoon Almond Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Using a butter knife, cut about ½” deep down the length of your banana.
  • With the back of a spoon, widen the cut to make room for the almond butter.
  • Spoon the almond butter throughout the opening in the banana.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Wrap completely in aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes (or until it’s cool enough to handle).
  • Unwrap and either eat directly from the foil or move to a plate.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 537mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 198
Keyword: baked banana boat, banana boat

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Cassy Joy Garcia, NC

Cassy Joy Garcia, a New York Times best-selling author, of Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cook Once Eat All Week, and Fed and Fit as well as the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed & Fit.

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  1. 1 star
    Well, that was frustrating. First, my banana didn’t get any softer and just warmed up after 15 minutes in the oven, and then, when I decided to put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes, it just sort of dried out. No gooeyness, no mushiness and just not good.

  2. Delicious!! I ran out of foil and my banana was frozen so I popped in the microwave for a few seconds to thaw then into a frying pan. Added my almond butter after sautéing the banana for a few and dusted it with cinnamon! My new fall treat for sure!!

    1. How smart! Glad that you enjoyed, Michelle! Thank you for taking the time to share with us. -Team FF

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you so much! My 7 + 6 year old (6yo picky eater) loved this breakfast.

    1. Wahoo! That’s so great, Samantha. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  4. 4 stars
    Thank you for this wonderful idea. I tried the recipe as written and while it was delicious the textures of soft banana with almond butter was a little mushy for me. I played around with the recipe a bit and came up with an air fryer version that both of us found so delicious. I put the cut banana with about 1 tsp of ghee and a generous sprinkle of cinnamon in a metal dish and popped it onto the air fryer for about 10 mins at 375F checking on it now and then. I then added some pecan pieces or nut of choice and added another 2 mins. I couldn’t believe how good it was.

    1. Amazing! Love that idea. Thank you for sharing this with us, Heidi!

  5. A++++
    This is sooo yummy. In my toaster oven it baked 20 mins and was perfect. I’m excited to try some chopped pecans and other toppings. Thank you

  6. Wowzers, just made this and it’s AMAZING, So delicious. An absolute lifesaver while im completing a whole 30. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  7. It’s so good! I was skeptical at first but it definitely solves my sweets craving. I also drizzled a little teeny bit of honey on top. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Do you think this would work if I put a bunch of peeled and almond-buttered bananas in a baking dish and covered them with foil to bake?

  9. After I heated it I cut it up and put it in a bowl of unsweetened vanilla milk.
    Awesome thanks!

    1. That sounds fabulous Christine! I think I am going to try that 🙂