If you’ve got ripe bananas but no time to make banana bread right now, store ripe bananas in the freezer until you’re ready. I’ve read that you should put them in a plastic bag and then put them in the freezer. To be honest I just throw them on the top shelf of my freezer without putting them in a bag.
When I’m ready I just take them out an hour or two before I want to make bread and they work great. Another way to store ripe bananas in the freezer is to peel them, slice them into rounds, and lay them on a baking sheet. Put the banana slices into the freezer until they are frozen solid. Then transfer them to a plastic bag to store them in the freezer.
This would be the perfect method if you make smoothies. You could just grab a handful of frozen banana slices to put in your blender. This is a great way to freeze bananas but I’m lazy and all about saving time so I use the easy method. I’ve got a delicious smoothie recipe that uses bananas, you’ll love this Super Simple Smoothie Recipe.
They look really brown and mushy when you thaw them out but when you peel them they are easy to mash together to put in your recipe. If you are freezing bananas for later you are probably making banana bread. Here is my recipe for the Best Banana Bread. This dessert doesn’t have any bananas in it but it’s another one of my favorites: Monkey Bread.
Did you know this about bananas?
I hate throwing away food, especially fruits and vegetables, I’ve put together a list of 25 tips to make your fruits and veggies last longer, just some really easy ways to reduce waste and save money. Since we are talking about bananas….did you know? Bananas give off gasses that make them ripen and turn brown, they need good air circulation under and around them so if you use a banana hanger they may last longer. Here is a picture of my banana hanger:
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