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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?

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… 🙂

  16. Cinnamon Feind says

    Hmmm my banana hammock would consist of almond butter mixed with carob or cacao powder or maybe some artisana cacao bliss instead with some dried cherries and a sprinkle of Go Raw simple buckwheat/flax granola.

    Mmmm mmm gooooddd. 🙂 Yours is so pertyfyul!

  17. candice says

    One of my favorite snacks, though I prefer to chop the banana up into slices and put toppings on. My ideal banana hammock has food in it 😛 Errr, sunflower seed butter, sesame seeds, sea salt, and granola. Mmmmm.

  18. Caroline says

    Hey Katie,
    Those banana hammocks look AWESOME. I can’t wait to try one tonight or tomorrow OR

    How about a stuffed apple? You could cut off the top of the apple, scoop out the core, and fill it with peanut butter and stuff. It would be extremely portable!

    Bananas are just so darn good though.

  19. livingfreeforever says

    Yeah, that picture is GROSS–not your banana–Borat!

    Okay, if I could eat bananas I would put plenty of Sunbutter with chocolate chips and maybe some date pieces and pecan pieces and… 😀

  20. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    I heard that it snowed this morning in Dallas. Crazy!

    Love that you added the kamut flakes to your banana hammock, and the goji berries added some nice color.

    My ideal hammock would contain crunchy almond butter, raisins, and dark chocolate chips. Mmm, must make soon!

  21. Michal says

    I love friends! Its so funny I actually just got done watching this episode on tv. Weird!

    I think I might have to wash my eyes out with soap from that picture… i mean dude put some pants on haha.

    In my ideal banana hammock i would put jacob black haha jk… sort of 🙂

    I would put homemade almond butter with grapes, flax seeds, coconut flakes and a sprinkle of cinnamon. YUM!

  22. Shelby says

    My ideal banana hammock would have cinnamon, chocolate, and coconut!

    Love the friends referance! I’m a huge fan too 🙂

    I read your snow post! Snow in Texas before Illinois?! What?! Hopefully it stays that way though 😉

  23. Chelsea says

    That sounds delicious! It’s crazy I’ve never heard of this simple snack before. I will definitely be trying it out as soon as I get more bananas. (:

  24. Kristie says

    Never EVER too many Friends references. It’s the one show that never ever fails to make me laugh. I adore it. Almost as much as I adore banana hammocks. The fruit version. Mr. Cohen’s version just isn’t quite doing it for me.

  25. Pure2Raw Twins says

    Love it! I loved the show Friends, so sad that it is no longer airing, but at least we got the re-runs. The banana hammock looks so yummy, what a great snack!

  26. Talon says

    Nut butter and bananas – a match made in heaven – lol!

    I love bananas. It’s my go-to snack. These sound delicious!

    Coming to you via Patricia’s blog.

  27. Lindsay says

    Ohhh Borat….gross…. I choose your CCV banana hammock, for the record 🙂 Love the closeups! Goji berries sure are goregous!

  28. CaSaundra says

    I always make similar banana hammocks when I am staying at a hotel. They always have perfect ingredients at the continental bfasts!! I usually do pb, jelly, a sprinkle of cereal and raisins!

  29. Jess says

    You have just SCARRED me. Seeing John Mayer in that thing ONCE wasn’t enough, I just had to see SBC TWICE?? GAG GAG GAG GAG GAG EW.

    And now I have a bad association with banana hammocks and don’t think I could eat one without blushing, which is a shame because I have a sliced banana with PB almost every day, and adding toppings sounds like fun.

    Also, why is it you’re either a Friends quoter or a Seinfeld quoter? They’re mutually exclusive?? (I’m in the Seinfeld camp, sorry!)

  30. River - The Crafty Kook says

    I’m blind! I’m blind!! Yuck!! Not to your banana hammocks, but Borat’s! Yuck!

    Princess Consuela Banana Hammock! That is one of my favorite Friends episodes! 😀

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