We had a few bananas at the house so I cut one into pieces and let her go to town. She took the pieces, mashed the up, threw a ton on the ground, got some in her mouth, and had a great time!!
I think she thought it was a toy and not food as this was the face she gave me when she finally got some banana in her mouth. I guess she doesn't like the texture as she loves banana puree.
I don't think she liked using her hands to eat because she grabbed her spoon and tried to get the banana on the spoon and feed herself!
(Disclaimer: Our highchair isn't always this dirty - she had sweet potatoes before getting the banana and made a huge mess.)