14 Unexpected Ways to Eat Bananas
We were all pretty confused when Gwen Stefani came out with a song about having been around that track back in 2004, but she was on to something. Spoon University is here to teach us how to take the yellow phone-shaped fruit and transform it into ice cream, cookies, muffins, cakes and more. Bananas, thanks for being you. We’d def hollaback at you, girl.
1. Two Ingredient Banana Pancakes: Lazy breakfast eaters, rejoice. All you need are two ingredients and boom, you’ve got yourself some fine pancakes. (Photo via Daniel Schuleman)
2. Baked Banana S’mores: Creamier and gooier than normal s’mores. Add some banana to the campfire and kick your s’more game up a notch. (Photo via Gabby Phi)
3. Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Bars: Because who can afford a Kind bar every day? Be resourceful with ingredients you probably already have, and make a great snack any day. (Photo via Mariana Cohen)
4. Bananadoodles: When snickerdoodles become old hat, use a banana to make it creamier and way more delicious. (Photo via Emma Delaney)
5. Frozen Greek Yogurt Banana Poppers: Like Dibs, but bananas — pop this frozen treat into your mouth to cool off on a hot day. (Photo via Abigail Wilkins)
6. Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins: Do you know the whole wheat chocolate chip banana bread muffin man? That’s a spoonful. Make these muffins for a great way to start your day. (Photo via Mulin Xiong)
7. Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes: An even fancier, meltier pancake. With chocolate. (Photo via Andrea Kang)
8. Banana Nutella Burrito: Skip Chipotle and whip up this burrito made from your dreams. (Photo via Emily Hu)
9. Banana Oatmeal Shake: Shake it off, shake it off — banana style. Make Taylor proud with this banana shake. (Photo via Liz Tadie)
10. Banana Blender Muffins With Peanut Butter Crunch Topping: Gluten-free muffins never looked this good. Blend it up and have yourself a healthy little muffin. (Photo via Katherine Baker)
11. Guilt-Free Banana Chocolate Ice Cream: Banana ice cream again, but now with chocolate, because everything is better with chocolate. (Photo via Maddie Wilmes)
13. Bluth’s Frozen Bananas: Have these frozen bananas for dessert… or any time. Bananas dipped in chocolate are always a good idea. (Photo via Lauren Culbertson)
14. Banana Ice Cream: 1-INGREDIENT BANANA ICE CREAM? Yeah. This fruit can be used as a less-fattening substitute for your favorite childhood dessert. (Photo via Katie Walsh)
Know any other awesome banana recipes? Let us know in the comments!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)