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How To Freeze Bananas: 4 Ways

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Ingredients

  • Bananas

Instructions

Method 1: Freeze Whole

  • Simply peel bananas and place in a freezer-safe bag, making sure to squeeze the air out before sealing. (The less air in the bag, the longer the bananas will last in the freezer.)

Method 2: Freeze Sliced

  • Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice bananas into 1/2 inch slices place neatly in one layer on the parchment paper.
  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer and let sit for about an hour or until the slices firm up a bit.
  • Taking serving options / recipes into consideration, evenly portion the sliced bananas into freezer snack bags.

Method 3: Mashed Banana Cubes

  • Place bananas in a bowl and mash well with a fork.
  • Alternatively, puree the bananas in a blender or food processor.
  • Pour the mash or puree into ice cube trays.
  • Place ice cube trays in freezer until frozen solid.
  • Either leave the cubes in the trays for future use, or remove the cubes and store in freezer-safe bags.
  • For recipes, thaw out the desired amount of cubes prior to making the recipe.
  • For smoothies, remove the desired amount of cubes from the tray and drop into blender before blending.

Method 4: Mashed Puree

  • Mash bananas in a bowl or puree in blender or food processor.
  • Portion out the desired amount of mashed bananas and place in freezer bags. Portioning out 1.5 cups is one good option as that's a standard amount for most banana bread recipes.
  • Seal the bags carefully, label with the date and amount of bananas, and place in freezer.