August 14, 2014

Brownie Bananas!

Woohoo! A new camping creation! It was a brilliant stroke of genius, if I say so myself.  Let me introduce you to Brownie Bananas.

Slice a banana peel open lengthwise and eat the banana.  You now have your new baking dish. Pour in some brownie mix.  Homemade, double chocolate zucchini brownies, to be exact.
And yup, I know who's belly that is.  4 families, 8 kids, and many cute bellies.  And they rated this new creation a 10.  TEN.  Oh, the angels in heaven were rejoicing with me!

Sorry, I'm still reveling in the memories.  =)

Anyway, wrap those bananas in foil and place them over the campfire.

They're done in 15 mins.  Or maybe 20.  Or even 40.  But there's no harm in rushing things, because scooping out plenty of gooey chocolate is pretty darn fabulous.  And I don't mind admitting that when the kids all left and no one was watching, I cheated.  I ate a whole banana dredged in a couple tablespoons of batter.  I could hear the angels sing.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownie Mix
2 c whole wheat flour
1-1/2 c sugar
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
1-1/2 tsp soda
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 c zucchini, grated
1/2 c canola oil
1 c semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Good use of a banana peel. If the kids said it was a 10, then it must have been good. :)

  2. That IS brilliant! What a cook camping idea. I'm going to link this post to facebook b/c I know I've got lots of friends who would think this was utterly cool.

    1. I don't always come up with winning ideas but this one is destined for greatness. =) It's a new tradition, starting now!