100 Things to Do with a Banana

How many times has someone spotted excess, overripe or just unused bananas in your kitchen and said, “uh-oh, looks like it’s time to make banana bread!” — as if the only things possible to do with a banana are eat it or turn it into bread? Well we say “no more.” With no particular offense meant to anyone’s banana bread recipe, we believe the humble banana is in fact as versatile as bacon or eggs, and we’ve got the internets to prove it.

Here’s our carefully curated list of 100 Things to Do with a Banana (not including banana bread). Yes, we’ve got plenty of banana breakfasts and banana desserts, but how about some banana curry, banana soup or a banana martini? And don’t worry, there are — of course — a few ways to eat banana with bacon.

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From Bananas to Apples, 100 things to do with apples:

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  • Chickie January 26, 2015  

    Where is bananna bread with fresh bananas?

  • Dana W April 5, 2015  

    Why do you say 100 things to do with ‘A’ banana, implying that these would be recipes using a single banana. That was extremely misleading and quite frankly dishonest. I needed recipes using a SINGLE banana, due to your title I thought I would find that here, however I did not. I was disappointed and mislead. I think you should call this, 100 things to do with a ridiculous amount of bananas because thats what you have here is recipes for people who keep bunches of bananas in their homes, which I find bizarre. So you can go back to your grocery shopping for only bananas and cooking for your children recipes that only involve bananas, which i reiterate is bizarre, and I will continue my search for normal banana consumers. Good day.

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