- "Give me that giant banana, I will take care of it for you. Come on, get going, you can't rest yet!"
- —Cranky Kong
A Giant Banana is a large banana won as a prize in the original Donkey Kong Country after a boss is defeated. They would appear at the end of every boss battle and be presumably added to the hoard, but oddly the game does not show the hoard gaining any bananas until King K. Rool is beaten. According to the Game Boy Advance remake of the game, Cranky Kong takes care of the giant bananas. Furtherer evidence for this is that a Giant Banana appears in the background of Cranky's Hut (named Cranky's Cabin in the original).
These bananas have made a few easter egg appearances, such as in the background of The Flying Krock and Swanky's Bonus Bonanza, but have not appeared in any other Donkey Kong Country game since. In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!,