The Simple Hack To 'Cut' Bananas Using Just Your Fingers

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Whether you sprinkle them into your morning cereal, relish the sweetness as a nutritious afternoon snack, or make them the focal point of your decadent ice cream sundae, bananas are a fruit with remarkable versatility. And while you can easily buy them from the local farmer's market or pluck them directly from the stem of a tree, we all find ourselves asking the same question. What is the best way to cut bananas?

Thankfully, there is a surprisingly easy hack that allows you to effortlessly slice your banana using just your fingers. That's right, folks. No more reliance on knives or unnecessary kitchen gadgets. Armed with just your bare hands, you can swiftly and conveniently roll a banana, and with some pressure, cause it to split into thirds. Whether you're on the go, stuck without a cutting utensil, or just want to learn something new, you'll love how quick and efficient this hack is.

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Cutting A Banana Using Just Your Fingers

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Banana cut into thirds - Howcast/YouTube

To begin, be sure to use some wax paper and cover your counter, or get a big enough plate your bananas can fall onto while you split them. You'll find that this hack will take a bit of getting used to, so you may also want to get yourself a few bananas to practice on. Luckily, a TikTok creator released a quick and concise video demonstrating just how it's done. Focus on the fingers as the banana rolls. You'll see that small bits of pressure are applied, causing the natural seams of the banana to weaken and eventually fall apart.

Now, you can try this neat little hack out for your children, perform it as a parlor trick for some curious guests, or just do it when you're in the mood for a banana. Better yet, there are some incredibly delicious meals you could use your bananas in once you've split them.

Delicious Meals Made With Bananas

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Once you've mastered the art of cutting up bananas with your bare hands, it's time to unleash their potential by crafting delicious banana-inspired meals. The most immediate and classic choice is the banana split. However, instead of opting for regular ice cream, take it to the next level by creating your own banana ice cream. Yes, you heard it right. You can whip up homemade ice cream using bananas and it's incredibly simple.

Then use your fingers to split the remaining bananas, place the slices in a row into a bowl, put the ice cream in between the pieces, add some whipped cream, and drizzle with your favorite pineapple or chocolate sauce. The taste will be so delightful that you'll find yourself exclaiming, "This is bananas!"

Now, the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley, has something to say, folks. Well, uhuh, now. If your fingers aren't too tired from splitting them there bananas, then you should, ah, consider making the greatest sandwich of all time. It's called the fried peanut butter and banana sandwich and it was one of the king's favorite meals. He loved it so much that he'd have his personal chef whip them up for him at 2 a.m. Just fry this sandwich in a skillet with some butter over medium heat for a minute on each side and you'll be eating like a musical legend.

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