Quick Tip: The Easy Way to Slice a Banana

The Easy Way to Slice a Banana at easyhomemade.net

Have you seen this handy dandy banana slicer? The gadget itself may seem a little silly since people have been slicing bananas with a simple knife for centuries, but the reviews on it are well worth your time!

In our house, we add banana slices to pretty much everything — oatmeal, yogurt, granola, cereal, french toast, pancakes, waffles and more. I personally prefer my banana slices cut in half circles rather than straight slices, and because of that, I started slicing them with this simple method below.

This isn’t a revolutionary tip, but my husband thought it was pretty cool when I showed him how I do it, so I figured I’d share it with you as well!

The Easy Way to Slice a Banana at easyhomemade.net

First, break the peel at the top and remove one strip of the peel.

Then, holding the banana in your hand, slice your banana in half lengthwise. Ignore the fact that I completely forgot to do this when my husband was snapping these photos!

Finally, slice the banana in the peel, dumping the slices on top of your yogurt/french toast/whatever when you’re done.

The peel provides a firm surface for slicing the banana and you never have to touch the banana itself with your hand! For me, it’s also faster and easier than trying to peel the banana first and slice in the air, and it saves the extra dishes of slicing on a plate or cutting board.

How do you slice your bananas?