Banana Bread Campfire Cones

Banana Bread Camping Cone

My homemade banana bread is a family favorite, but it doesn’t travel very well. To bring the taste of cinnamon, nuts, and bananas camping with us, I put them inside an ice cream cone and roast them over the fire. Now banana bread campfire cones are a favorite family treat too.

Campfire cones are really just a s’more stuffed inside an ice cream cone. Plus, they can be a great way to use up your leftover ice cream cones from an ice cream social.

What is so great about campfire cones?

Though very much like s’mores, campfire cones can be used to create desserts that would fail in s’more form. The cone shape can hold in messier ingredients and allow all of them to warm together. The cone is the perfect format for this banana bread confection. Granola would fall out of a traditional s’more, plus bananas are better warm. The cone, rather than a cookie, is a perfect vehicle for this warm, gooey, crunchy treat. 

Make it gluten-friendly . . .

My favorite version of this treat is gluten-friendly, so I choose all gluten-free ingredients. Also, I always love s’mores with coffee, so I make great camp coffee to go alongside. Our young Smiths prefer milk.

Find this recipe, and many other campfire desserts in the family-fun cookbook, Elevated S’mores, available on Amazon.

Banana Bread Campfire Cones


8Cinnamon Marshmallows
1Banana, sliced
1 White Chocolate Bar
8 TGranola, optionally with nuts
4Sugar Cones (Gluten-free if desired)


  1. Divide the first four ingredients evenly and place inside the four cones.
  2. Wrap each in a double layer of aluminum foil and warm over an outdoor grill grate, turning often and using caution not to burn them. The exact cooking time will depend on the fire and height of the grill grate.
  3. Allow to cool for several minutes. Top with whipped cream, cookie crumbs, or chopped nuts if desired.

Shopping Tip: If you have regular marshmallows, use cinnamon granola or sprinkle cinnamon inside the camping cone with the other ingredients.

Check our up-to-date list of recommended ingredients for this wonderful dessert.

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