Monday, March 24, 2008

Freeze Your Bananas





One thing I recently learned was you can freeze bananas. If you have bananas that are ripe, and you don't have time to use them right away, you can freeze them. There has been times when I have had bananas that get to ripe for eating, but you just don't have the time to make banana bread or something else with them. So you end up throwing the bananas away.

But now I found out that you can freeze the bananas, so you can use them later on when you have the time and energy, to make something. You can freeze them in different ways. One is to peel the banana, mash it up and freeze in a freezer bag. Another way is to peel the banana and just freeze it whole in the freezer bag. Or you can even just throw the whole banana, peel and all, right in the freezer, as is.

Then some time down the road when you feel up to making something, you can just grab your frozen bananas and add them to your ingredients. Its a win win situation. Because many times I have had to throw out the bananas, and many times when I am making banana bread I have wished I had a nice ripe banana to add to it! So freeze your bananas!

19 comments:

  1. ill have to try that i dont eat em but my wife does and ive throwed a few away cause she forgets about em

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  2. frozen bananas-I mean frozen as ice, it tasted delicious in hot summer day. You can also put some children love such as piece nuts,chocolate,syrup...etc.Try it. By the way it is a "Good Smile" bio image.

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  3. Freeze the like turning them like a real hard snow? lol.. Are they still nice to eat after that? I freeze fruit before but never try to freeze banana. Need to buy one and try it then.

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  4. Thanks Nyte, Randy, and Sunduvan for your comments. I know what Randy is talking about. I forgot about those, they have different banana treats. Also I'm talking about freezing them and adding them to ingredients to make like a banana bread or muffins, not necessarily for eating frozen.

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  5. Thanks for the idea. My boys and I are going to make some bannacicles tomorrow to celebrate their Spring Break.

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  6. My wife and I _just_ purchased some bananas, if they get "too ripe" I'll be sure to slam dunk them into the freezer and try then with some vanilla ice cream.

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  7. Hi Sue,

    For how long can they be placed in the freezer? I haven't really tried that one before but, I guess, it's not advisable to keep them frozen for a very long period of time.

    By the way, Sue, I like your new background picture for your Title. Very nice. :)

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  8. I forgot...my kids used to love bananas frozen on a stick dipped in chocolate. :)

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  9. Hi Mark,

    Here's some more info: As a rule, fruit and vegetables will stay freezer fresh for around eight months. Mix them with frozen berries and milk for a lovely smootie or ice cream. Peeling them first might be better, because it's harder to get skin off once frozen

    Also thanks. I like the butterfly too :D

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  10. Hi Daisy,

    Thanks for stopping by. Maybe I'll try the frozen bananas with chocolate I think my daughter would like it!

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  11. Hi Sue, what great info about bananas! I never knew this before, and cannot tell you HOW MANY TIMES I've had to throw them away!

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  12. Hi Sue,

    Wow, 8 months! That's a long time. Thanks for sharing this one. We've always had bananas turning black so I guess this would be a very welcome preservation technique.

    Thanks again Sue for this very useful tip. :)

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  13. Hi Sue,
    That's a very useful tip. We go through a lot of bananas around our house! We also love making smoothies. So this seems to be a great way to save 'em from going bad and use them later for a delicious cold drink!

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  14. Was here to check out ur WW entry. But instead I've found out this great banana tip. I've thrown out combs of bananas probably enough to feed the monkeys at the zoo. Thanks for this tip! :)

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  15. Great tip! I love bananas :O)

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  16. You know I never thought of it before but it might make for great banana splits? :D

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  17. I'm with you, I save 'em too. I use frozen bananas for milk shakes and banana bread. It's great to not waste things whenever possible. Thanks for sharing,
    Blessings all around.

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  18. This is a great post... a lot of people are surprised by what all you can freeze. I use frozen banana slices for smoothies for my daughter.

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  19. Wow...count me as one of the people who did not know this great tip! Thank you for this post because I have 3 banana's left and if they don't get eaten in a couple days then I will FREEZE them!

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