When my husband was in France on business last year he had a certain dessert a lot so my souvenir was the silicone pan used to make it (was a great gift - practical and fun - I loved it!). I haven't made the dessert yet (it'd help if I remembered what it's called) but when I was making banana bread the other day I grabbed the pan instead of a boring old bread pan. See how it came out - fun, right??
Banana Banana Bread from AllRecipes and it is a keeper!! I enjoyed how much banana it called for. I love AllRecipes - I use it alot and look for recipes with lots of high-rated reviews.
So, don't be afraid to branch out and break rules - banana bread, not in a bread pan - fabulous!