Strange but Good: B-A-N-A-N-A-S

October  5, 2015

They've got lots of appeal.


A quick survey: Do you have a bunch of bananas going soft on your countertop? Are you starting to get tired of banana bread? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you're in the same boat as the rest of us (pun intended). We asked our Hotline: How do you use up a spare banana? Here's what they said:

What do you do with extra bananas? Tell us in the comments!

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Sarah E. February 22, 2016
I am honestly astonished that people have actually tried the banana in cheese thing.
Beth R. October 7, 2015
Bananas and brown sugar in oatmeal! Pure comfort breakfast.
Sara N. October 6, 2015
Yonanas! The possibilities are endless !
Sarah J. October 6, 2015
Sliced bananas and mandarin oranges are great together.
Maya R. October 6, 2015
Banan with cinnamon on sandwich bread of Choice/toast. I don't and honey personally but feel free.
Chau October 5, 2015
Growing up in Vietnam I too ate banana with cheese wedge, the laughing cow brand. Now living in the US banana and Cheddar cheese are the combo.
Rebecca F. October 5, 2015
Breakfast cookies! Banana + oats + coconut + cocoa nibs
Tereza October 5, 2015
Interesting to say the least! Bananas and nutella is the all time best combination
catalinalacruz October 5, 2015
I spread a steaming hot corn tortilla, fresh from the tortilleria a1round the corner, with homemade chile-peanutbutter and roll it around a banana. Banana taco!
Kelly H. October 5, 2015
I always have a bag of peeled frozen bananas in my freezer... smoothies, banana ice cream, chocolate covered bananas-melt choc chips and pour over frozen chunks- It has become my go-to dessert-YUM!
Coco E. October 5, 2015
Sliced on toast, sprinkled with a little sugar, and broiled until crunchy on top (like a creme brulee) with a coffee, for breakfast.
mujisan October 5, 2015
Holy smokes!!! I gave up hope in finding anyone who ate bananas wrapped in American cheese like I do. Thank you Mr. Rogers for validating my life choices! I also enjoy frying sliced bananas using Bisquick pancake batter for a quick snack. Banana bread is also a favorite. Sometimes banana and peanut butter sandwich.
Mike L. October 5, 2015
I've eaten bananas with american cheese for 35 years. I owe it 100% to Mr Rogers, though. He called them banana boats and would put toothpicks in them. I don't do the toothpicks.
foofaraw October 5, 2015
Banana fritters (with raisins and cheese for sweet and salty treats), Banana dessert soup, steamed banana cake, banana chocolate chips, banana cheese chips...