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How to freeze bananas to extend the life of your fresh fruit.
So I decided I should freeze my 2nd bunch of bananas before they get too ripe so I can just grab them from the freezer for a batch of banana bread anytime I want.
Because I use bananas so often in my baking, they don’t stay in the freezer too long in my house. Just remember that your bananas will continue to brown once frozen. They are still good, but they won’t last forever in the freezer. Be sure to use them up within 3-4 months.
Fun Fact: I’ve recently discovered that I’m actually allergic to bananas. Over the last couple years, I did an elimination test to figure out what was causing my itchy lips and throat after eating. At first, I thought it was almonds, then I thought it was peanut butter but I discovered it was the bananas in all my yummy snacks that was causing the reaction. BUT if the bananas are in a baked recipe, I can eat them with no problems!
We tend to buy bananas every week on our grocery trip because the kids go through phases of wanting them all the time to forgetting they are there.
There are so many things you can do with bananas. Here are just a few ideas:
- Sliced in cereal
- Overnight oats
- Banana bread
- Dark Chocolate Banana Bread
- Peanut butter, banana and almond shakes
- Breakfast banana splits
- Baked banana bread oatmeal
How to Freeze Bananas
- 1+ Ripe Bananas
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Freezer Bag
- Slice ripe bananas into 1 inch thick pieces
- Lay flat on a parchment covered baking sheet
- Freeze for 1 hour or until firm
- Remove frozen bananas from baking sheet and place in a freezer bag
- Label the bag with contents and date. Best used within 3-4 months
I hope you enjoy this method of extending the life of your fruits and if you have used this method to freeze other fruits or veggies, I would love to hear your tips in the comments.
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