Bananas – Creative Uses

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 26, 2008

Bananas! Glorious Bananas!

Everyone loves them! Except my 3 year old! Refuses!

Fine, I say! I will get you your bananas. I will blend them up into “banana juice“!

I never let a banana go to waste! We eat them everyday. Whether with breakfast, mixed into pancakes or waffles, or blended into juice. A delicious part of every day!

Of course I turn the browning ones into banana bread. I probably make 2-3 loaves a month. It’s a great snack, quick breakfast and the boys can eat it (no soy or oats!).

What other “banana” ideas do you all have???

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Shani August 28, 2008 at 10:45 am


I just posted a great ‘brown-banana’ recipe this week on Tuesday. Feel free to check it out! It’s under my Tightwad Tuesday post. :)

Have a lovely day!


Martha A. August 28, 2008 at 1:06 pm

What about banana bread made with whole wheat flour or banana muffins? I have a great banana cake recipe we like!


Heather January 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I love to fry or bake my bananas in a little bit of butter and brown sugar. It’s a very cheap dessert


Sarah October 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm

I make banana hot dogs for my sons lunch. We just place a banana in a left over hot dog roll and add toppings we spread with peanut butter and jelly or nutella some times we sprinkle brewers yeast on top or nuts. He loves it and it uses up those extra buns and bananas.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 5, 2011 at 9:34 am

Love that idea Sarah…will have to try it on my boys!


vintagejunkieonline October 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm

My kids love the banana dogs too! We sprinkle choc chips or raisins on top


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