Almond Butter Banana Boat Recipe (Whole30 Dessert)

at a glance
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
4.5 — Votes 6 votes

Every item on this page was chosen by The Fed & Fit team. The site may earn a commission on some products (read more here).

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 (peach and cherry 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
Strawberry shortcake - Vanilla sheet cake topped with whipped cream and strawberries, cut into squares with one slice missing. The cake is place on top of parchment paper on a marble slab.

Just for You

Dessert Recipes

Want more recipes like this?

Shop Supplies

glass baking dish
Glass Baking Dish Shop Now
Zwilling 7-Inch Santoku Knife Shop Now
Oven Thermometer Shop Now

Baked Almond Butter Banana Boat

By: Cassy
4.5 — Votes 6 votes
Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
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!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Baked Almond Butter Banana Boat
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Meet the Author
Cassy Headshot

Cassy Joy Garcia

HOWDY! I’m Cassy Joy and I am just so happy you’re here. I’m the founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Nutrition Consultant here at Fed and Fit. What started as a food blog back in 2011 has evolved now into so much more.
Get to know Cassy

Show us!

Did You Make This Recipe?

Share a photo and tag us! We can’t wait to see what you make!

Reader Interactions


    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Recipe Rating

  1. paleoinpdx says

    paleoinpdx —  09/13/2012 At 17:15

    Awesome! I love banana and almond butter as it is, but baked sounds like it takes this treat whole new level. Thanks for sharing — I’ll be sure to try this!

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  09/14/2012 At 08:32

      My pleasure! Hope you love it.

  2. emarie24 says

    emarie24 —  09/13/2012 At 17:26

    Add some coconut flakes to the top of that too

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  09/14/2012 At 08:32

      Mmmm good idea. Thanks!

  3. inherchucks says

    inherchucks —  09/14/2012 At 00:33

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

    • fedandfit says

      fedandfit —  09/14/2012 At 08:32


  4. Hannah Kathleen says

    Hannah Kathleen —  04/28/2013 At 00:50

    I know this is kind of a late response..but this was awesome! I’m doing low FODMAPS for fructose malabsorption to attempt treating digestive distress and persistent cystic acne so this is a perfect desert! innovative! incredibly easy, simple and beautiful to look at, let alone cheap as dirt! this was also a perfect use for homemade almond butter which I was struggling with. :{D haha

  5. Samantha Lieberman says

    Samantha Lieberman —  06/14/2013 At 22:24

    also great in the microwave! 30 sec, no foil needed 🙂

  6. Kristel says

    Kristel —  07/07/2013 At 22:54

    This, too, was absolutely divine! I will never miss dessert again after this! YUMMY!

  7. Gina says

    Gina —  11/13/2013 At 21:15

    It was delish!! Even my 8 yr old loved it!!! Thank you for posting this!!!!!! This will be a regular dessert in my home! 🙂

  8. Felicia says

    Felicia —  06/02/2014 At 19:31

    In the oven as I type. This is my favorite combination so I’m anxious to see how it will taste baked. Thank you for the idea. =)

    • Cassy says

      Cassy —  06/04/2014 At 15:22

      Awesome! I hope you loved it.

  9. Kat says

    Kat —  06/22/2014 At 10:11

    This was so awesome! I found myself thinking of all the different meals I could make this for myself and the kids. I sprinkled some bacon on top and was in heaven.

    • Cassy says

      Cassy —  06/25/2014 At 16:30

      Bacon …you’re brilliant!

  10. Breaking The Momma Mold says

    Breaking The Momma Mold —  05/05/2015 At 23:56

    I JUST made this and it’s DELICIOUS!!! This quickly has turned into my go-to dessert. Thank you for sharing!!

    • Kelly says

      Kelly —  05/23/2015 At 02:21

      Yay, so glad you enjoyed it!

  11. Alex says

    Alex —  05/08/2015 At 00:42

    Actually I was quite disappointed with this recipe 🙁 It looks and sounds so good. I followed the directions to a tee and when I took the banana out, It was watery and really mushy.. not appealing at all. The texture was not what I was expecting. Maybe there is something that I did wrong but I did not find this to be good at all. If there are any pointers or tips I will definitely try and make this again.


    Still Stuck With A Sweet Tooth 🙁

    • Kelly says

      Kelly —  05/23/2015 At 02:21

      Hi Alex! When you bake the banana it will definitely turn soft and will not be the same consistency. You could try to not bake it as long if you wanted a more firm consistency and just warmed through. Frozen banana chunks are also really delicious with almond butter if you don’t want something warm. Hope the helps!

  12. Sarah says

    Sarah —  07/22/2015 At 16:31

    I knew this would taste good, but it was even better than I anticipated! Thanks for posting this!

    • Kelly says

      Kelly —  07/26/2015 At 17:07

      Thanks for trying it Sarah and so glad you enjoyed it!

  13. Kathryn says

    Kathryn —  07/29/2015 At 00:30

    Silly question…. But do you peel the banana first? I’ve never made baked bananas but this sounds delicious!

    • Kelly says

      Kelly —  08/03/2015 At 01:20

      Hi Kathryn, yes peel the banana first and then wrap it in the foil. Hope you like them!!

  14. Anna-lynne says

    Anna-lynne —  09/07/2015 At 02:09

    making this for the second time tonight . super decadent and delicious ! I’m using cashew butter which is my personal fave, thanks for the idea

    • Kelly says

      Kelly —  09/13/2015 At 23:20

      Yay, we love to hear that. Cashew butter sounds dreamy!! Thanks Anna-Lynne!

  15. Nicole Breitung says

    Nicole Breitung —  09/16/2015 At 22:19

    Wow what a simple and delicious treat! I often want to make desserts but don’t want to put in the effort after a long day at work so this is just perfect for me!

    • Kelly says

      Kelly —  09/21/2015 At 01:06

      Totally agree Nicole! So much easier than baking cookies and then you have them sitting around for a few days. Thanks for trying it and glad you enjoyed it!!

  16. Christine says

    Christine —  10/01/2015 At 22:37

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

    • Kelly says

      Kelly —  10/11/2015 At 22:21

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

  17. Ashleigh says

    Ashleigh —  01/23/2017 At 15:06

    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?

  18. June says

    June —  02/14/2017 At 14:24

    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!

    • Cassy says

      Cassy —  02/16/2017 At 12:38

      Glad you liked it, June!

  19. Tessa says

    Tessa —  12/16/2017 At 08:45

    Is the foil a necessity? Will it come out just as nicely in a baking dish?

    • Cassy says

      Cassy —  12/18/2017 At 15:20

      You can bake without the foil!

  20. Carolina says

    Carolina —  01/15/2018 At 21:26

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

  21. CToth says

    CToth —  09/26/2018 At 09:09

    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

  22. Michelle says

    Michelle —  10/10/2019 At 18:54

    So excited to try this! Just put it in the oven! 🙂

  23. jazz says

    jazz —  05/29/2020 At 20:27

    How many carbs are in this if you know?

  24. Lily W. says

    Lily W. —  06/07/2020 At 10:36

    5 stars
    This recipe is super simple and delicious.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  06/08/2020 At 04:51

      Wahoo! Thanks for sharing!!

  25. Heidi S. says

    Heidi S. —  01/15/2021 At 17:07

    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.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  01/18/2021 At 09:06

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

  26. Samantha Cole says

    Samantha Cole —  03/10/2021 At 07:55

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

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  03/10/2021 At 08:58

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

  27. Michelle says

    Michelle —  09/02/2022 At 19:22

    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!!

    • Melissa Guevara says

      Melissa Guevara —  09/06/2022 At 14:01

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