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100 Things to Do with a Banana

Posted by on May 17 2010 in Featured, Lists

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.

Click on the photos for full recipes.

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

And: 100 Ways to Cook with Strawberries
100 Ways to Cook with Guinness
100 Ways to Cook with Sriracha

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102 Responses leave one →
  1. Azz Man permalink
    September 8, 2010

    I can think of another thing u can do with a banana…. in the bedroom! awwwwwwwww yeaaa!

  2. Bananaboi permalink
    September 8, 2010

    aaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww yyyeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!

  3. September 17, 2010

    Seems my weekend will be full of bananas

  4. skankasauros rex permalink
    September 28, 2010

    (in holes)

  5. Caitlin permalink
    November 15, 2010

    Another great way to use up some old bananas is to chop them into scrambled eggs. They give a great flavor to the eggs and have a fantastic texture. Serve with french toast for a totally rad breakfast.

  6. November 15, 2010

    @ Caitlin. Um, what?!?! You add bananas into scrambled eggs? I need a detailed explanation before I vomit in my mouth. I can’t imagine this being good. But I am willing to listen.

  7. Erin permalink
    December 17, 2010

    Thing 101: Put nasty bananas in the trashcan

  8. alibobwa permalink
    January 26, 2011

    I know it sounds strange but I wish I could make banana baby food like you buy from gerbers. it is so delicious and good when my tummy is upset.

  9. February 9, 2011

    I mast try all of this

  10. February 25, 2011

    Those things look amazing!! My mouth is watering.. Yum Banana

  11. April 1, 2011

    OMG I can’t believe this. I was just starring at my brown bananas today and thought to myself….I wish I had a list of things to do with bananas because I am always throwing them away because I wait too long to eat them.

    So I hit my Stumble button because I am distracted from what I am supposed to do and I find this amazing list of 100 things to do with bananas?!?!?! I am so happy :) thank you!!!!

  12. April 3, 2011

    Love all the eye candy! Bananas are my not-so-secret weapon in the kitchen. My favorite trick is using them to replace eggs in cookie recipes!

    I also love more simple adaptations… Such as banana + peanut butter quesadillas!

  13. April 13, 2011

    Carrot curry with bananas. The banans sweeten the dish.

  14. jamie permalink
    April 17, 2011

    bananas foster

  15. April 27, 2011

    Banana smoothies and banana crepes are quite popular here in our country. Now that banana with scrambled egg idea is something new.

  16. Carlyle permalink
    May 11, 2011

    Carly Pagel loves bannanas

  17. Carlyle permalink
    May 11, 2011


  18. jamimom permalink
    May 19, 2011

    This is a great listing. We always have leftover bananas, and I am getting sick of Choc Chip Banana bread, thanks for putting this together, it rocks. Can’t wait to look at the other pages listed too! Too bad I have to get some work done right now, dang it! Thanks again!

  19. Tahaha permalink
    July 4, 2011

    Yet it doesn’t have “practice using condoms”.

  20. Ruby Burks permalink
    July 10, 2011

    The open face banana and p/nut butter sandwich took me back to my childhood. My mother would make this sandwich on Saturdays for us. What a surprise to know it spans the generations.

  21. KittyKat permalink
    August 1, 2011

    I prefer cucumbers in the bedroom myself! SOOOO Much BIGGER!!!!!!!!!! OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!! :)

  22. Jennifer permalink
    August 16, 2011

    I LOVE bananas, so glad i have come across this page, always looking for ideas of what to do with them. The photos are simply yummilicious!!!!! And i just may have to try the scrambled eggs and banana, sounds good in my books. Thank you for this!!!

  23. September 5, 2011

    Wow that is a lot of things to do with a banana. Haha. I love bananas so I am so going to try some of these things!

  24. February 7, 2012

    I love bananas and i am so glad that i founds this lit. My next party is going to be a hit

  25. February 21, 2012

    Oh my, that’s a lot of banana dishes. Though I like banana(its healthy), but even that’s too much for me.

  26. February 24, 2012

    Banana? OMG…. that is my favorite food…. if you? I will cook BANANA SHAKE Because it is healthy and it give energy to our body………… THANK YOU……….

  27. March 28, 2012

    Second recipe from left in top row – Homemade Almond Milk with Bananas and Honey – has a problem. Click on the link and sometimes you get the recipe. And other times you get an article titled “10 Top Sex Scandals.” Any chance you can correct this or change the recipe?

  28. March 29, 2012

    @Evan – weird! that is not happening for me….willcheck into this

  29. John permalink
    June 28, 2012

    This is the worst list ever. It is not a list, but a series of pictures with no descriptions. Utter crap.

  30. Banana luver permalink
    November 13, 2012

    This SHIT is BANANAS! B A N A N A S!!

  31. March 29, 2013

    Gingerbread in its many forms brings a touch of
    history to the holidays. Although they are
    a beautiful and calming sight, making sugarcraft
    flower-topped cupcakes from scratch conjures up anything but calm.
    When looking for centerpiece ideas, do not be afraid to venture into
    centerpiece ideas for all sorts of occasions.

  32. BeautyQueen permalink
    April 8, 2013

    @azzman That is disgusting Children come on this site
    You deserve to be thrown into a cell for the rest of your

  33. April 19, 2013

    Wow…love banana….

  34. June 18, 2013

    I always eat a banana after my workout session. It gives me lots of energy.
    Great article :-)

  35. Chalae permalink
    December 2, 2013

    The fifteenth picture from the starting, its hyperlink doesn’t want to work, it sends it to another link about web marketing, could you please fix this?

  36. Chickie permalink
    January 26, 2015

    Where is bananna bread with fresh bananas?

  37. Dana W permalink
    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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