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Banana Hammocks

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Brought to you by Princess Consuela, herself.

(Yes, another Friends reference. Seems I may have an obsession that is only rivaled by my fudge baby obsession…)

princess consuela

Mike: Do you even know what a ‘banana hammock’ is?
Phoebe: It’s a funny word!
Mike: It’s a Speedo.

Okay, so if you weren’t a Friends-watcher, you’ll have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about. Just ignore the above and scroll down.

Today’s post centers around one of my recent favorite snacks: It’s not a creative, CCK-invented recipe (i.e. I’m sure you’ve all seen stuffed bananas before). But the silly name just makes it so much more fun to eat.

banana hammocks

Banana Hammocks

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • Nut butter of choice
  • Fun toppings: dried fruits, nuts, coconut, mesquite powder, maca, etc.
  • Chocolate! (nibs, shavings, chips, syrup, crumbled fudge babies, cocoa…)

It’s pretty simple to make, but here are directions *just in case*: Slice the banana down the middle and spread both sides with the nut butter.  Go to town with the toppings. Smush together. See: fool-proof!

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Wouldn’t you agree that the above version is much more delicious-looking than Sacha Baron Cohen’s banana hammock?


If you don’t agree, please keep it to yourself!

Question of the Day:

What in the name of Sam Hill were Sacha Baron Cohen and John Mayer thinking to wear such a garment in public?  Where are their stylists???

What ingredients would you put in your ideal banana hammock?

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Published on December 2, 2009

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  1. Steph says

    I love that Friend’s episode. Wasn’t Mike’s name ‘Crap Box’ or something like that? haha. For the record, SBC’s banana hammock doesn’t even compare to yours!

  2. Jo says

    Ok – i know you are vegan so can’t have this but when I was little we used to stuff bananas with mars bars, wrap in tinfoil and bake them in the oven (this then morphed into banana and mars bars toasties!!!) – but I am sure you have something you could substitute for mars bars – I LOVE baked bananas.

    ps – it was crap bag

  3. Abby says

    This is the perfect snack!!! Great idea.. and of course, what a cute name! lol 😉

    BUNDLE UP!! SNOW?!? Its pretty but Im not a fan of shoveling!

  4. Eliza says

    haha love all your references back to friends, love that show! wish it was still running :/ but YUM those banana hammocks, genius 🙂 love the idea, and it looks delicious 🙂


  5. eaternotarunner says

    That looks so good! I’m not sure I want to be eating anything called a “banana hammock” after that picture of Sasha baron cohen!!!

  6. Mona says

    I would put DARK CHOCOLATE DREAMS!(which I bought for the first time last night because you always talk about how great it is !…now i’m obsessed too it’s literally all I can think about)
    a lot of dcd and then maybe some dried goji berries possibly and more chocolate chips! yum.

  7. *Andrea* says

    hahaha loved that episode.. phoebe is so cute with mike 🙂 this recippe looks amazing! like a healthy banana split

  8. Chrysta says

    ahhaha I burst out laughing when I read this. Too funny. YOUR banana hammock looks amazing..Goji berries and cocoa nibs are a winning combination! I think I would add some vanilla granola ( for some crunch ) coconut and cocoa nibs. Maybe even do one side peanut butter and one side almond butter. =) Maybe even a version with some toasted pecans and a drizzle of honey! The possibilites are endless!
    Great post!!

  9. Michelle says

    I tried your banana butter today … oooooo it was soo good! Add that with a little melted chocolate chips to my quick steel cut oats and I was in heaven. Just wanted to say thanks for a great wonderful fabulous idea!! Now I am hoping that the artisana butters come my way and I can try coconut banana butter … or cocao bliss banana butter! The possibilities are endless. 🙂 Sending banana butter love your way!

  10. lexi. says

    I LOVE BANANA HAMMOCKS! and FRIENDS! ah sorry for all of the caps this post made me extra excited. On my ideal BH: almond butter and chopped cashews.

  11. tangerinesandmarmalade says

    I am loving your Friends references lately! Oh early millenium, how I miss thee…
    Banana hammocks – nom! (I love how wrong that sounds!)

  12. Teresa says

    My ideal banana hammock: almond butter, shredded coconut, gojis, cacao nibs, pomegranate arils, and chia seeds!

    Now I just wish I was back in South America where I was surrounded by all kinds of bananas. I guess I’ll just have to wait (very patiently) until the baby banana tree in my back yard starts fruiting so I can have local bananas!

  13. The voracious Vegan says

    HAHAHAH! GREAT post, Katie! I love banana hammocks…the edible kind, that is. I usually stuff mine with peanut butter, chocolate chips, cacao nibs and, if I’ve got them, goji berries. SO delicious!

  14. Erika says

    I would definitely put gobs and gobs of peanut butter in my non-SBC banana hammock. I know they say peanut butter tastes good on everything, but I think you may have found the one thing it would just be too disgusting to try.

    By the way, what is mesquite powder?

  15. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says

    I think that bananas w/ PB are the best snack ever. If I’m ever feeling a little meh, I put sunbutter actually on my nannas. Love it 🙂

    Enjoy the snowflakes in the big D!

    And thanks in advance for the G.P.
    Don’t stress on it, there’s still time so no rush my love,anytime before say Sun/monday would be perfect… 🙂

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