How many bananas make a cup

How many bananas make a cup
How many bananas make a cup

How many bananas make a cup?

Sometimes, recipes which are meant to make a procedure easier could be a bit difficult to understand. You will realize that you have the ingredients but not in the right proportions or format. For example; A recipe requires 1 pound of melted butter but doesn’t really tell you how much butter you need to make the melted amount.

A recipe that says use 1 medium cabbage instead of 1 bowl of chopped cabbage is more relatable and easy for everyone to understand but most recipes give you the amount in cups, tablespoons, or weight making it a bit complicated to understand.

Also, when a recipe calls for 1 cup of mashed bananas or 1 cup of sliced bananas, it could be a problem as you’ll have to figure out how many bananas make 1 cup.

This article will help you understand how this measurement works.

A recipe requesting a cup of mashed bananas will constitute about 3 medium-size peeled bananas of about 8 inches.

If the recipe requires a cup of chopped bananas, 1.5 medium (about 20.32cm or 8-9 inches) is the measurement that gives 1 cup of chopped bananas.

This measurement is particular to medium-sized bananas which means the number of bananas necessary for a particular measurement will be influenced by the banana size and preparation technique. If you are using a small, large or extra large-sized banana, the quantity or measurement will vary.

The chart below shows the conversions of mashed or chopped bananas to cups.

Size ½ Cup of mashed bananas ½ Cup of chopped bananas
Small bananas (6”) 2 Bananas 1 Banana
Medium Bananas (8”) 1.5 Bananas ¾ of 1 banana
Large bananas (9”) 1 1/3 bananas 2/3 of 1 banana

How to measure mashed bananas

This measurement is based on mashing up medium-sized bananas. For accurate measurement, using masher equipment will help prevent banana chunks which could alter your result.

  • ½ cup of mashed banana (118ml) = 1 ½ medium banana = 12 inches (30.48cm) long

Note: 1 medium banana equals 8 inches

  • 1 cup of mashed banana (237ml) = 3 medium banana = 24 inches (60.96cm) long
  • 1 ½ cup of mashed banana (355ml) = 4.6 medium Bananas = 36.8 inches (93.47cm) long

How to measure chopped bananas

Chopped or sliced bananas will require fewer bananas because, unlike mashed- bananas, the slices are large and will take more room in the cup.

  • 1 cup (237ml) of sliced banana = 1 ½ medium banana = 12 inches (30.48cm) long
  • 1 1/3 cup (315ml) sliced banana =2 medium banana = 16 inches (40.64cm) long
  • 2/3 cup (159ml)sliced banana = 1 medium banana = 8 inches (20.32cm) long

How many grams are in a banana

This measurement depends on the size of the banana. A medium-sized banana of about 8” long weighs about 118 grams, which means 2 medium-sized bananas of 8” long will weigh about 236 grams.

A small-sized banana of about 6 – 7” long will weigh 202 grams and a larger banana (9 inches long) will weigh about 136 grams.

Another question that you may ask is “How many bananas are there in a quart?”

The answer is, to fill an entire quart you will need about 12 medium-sized bananas (8 inches long). This is because from our measurement above, you will need about 3 medium-sized bananas to make a cup of mashed bananas and there are 4 cups in a quart.

how many bananas in a cup

How many bananas make a kilogram?

Based on the analysis carried out, 7 – 9 unpeeled bananas are in a kilogram.


Some procedures for making a particular thing can get complicated especially when the recipe demands mashed or chopped quantities of some ingredients. For example, Bananas.

Hopefully, this piece of article can help you solve this issue.