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Friday, November 17, 2023

How to Freeze or Store Bananas for Future Recipes

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Too many bananas? 
Are they ripening more quickly than you can eat them? 
There are two ways to save those bananas that doesn't involve making banana bread!

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1. How To Slow Down The Ripening Process
Slow down the ripening process by first separating the bananas from the bunch. When they are totally yellow but not spotted, place the individual bananas in the refrigerator. This will slow down the ripening process for at least 3-4 additional days before the bananas begin to spot and turn brown. Do not peel the bananas. 

2. How to Freeze Banana Slices 
However if they are already spotted and starting to turn brown but not mushy, it may be better to peel them, slice them, and freeze them. I place the slices on a paper plate overnight until frozen and then I transfer to a zip loc bag. I keep them for up to a month. 

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How to Use Frozen Banana Slices 

I often freeze my bananas especially if we are going on vacation and there will be no one to eat them. Frozen banana slices are sweet and delicious can be used in smoothies or milkshakes, or dipped in chocolate or even eaten plain. They make a wonderful cold creamy snack.

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Frozen banana slices can be eaten straight out of the freezer and they sweet, cold, and fun to eat!

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One of my friends dips her banana slices in cinnamon before freezing them to add an interesting flavor.  

Banana slices can also be dipped in melted chocolate before freezing. If you put them on skewers before freezing they will be easy to hold.

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My favorite frozen banana dessert is creamy nice cream.
Chocolate banana nice cream recipe recipe here  

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In the past, I've put slices on a stick and dipped the slices in melted dark chocolate making them into a popsicle.

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Frozen banana and frozen blueberries can be made into a slushy dessert : recipe here

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Whether plain or dipped in chocolate, they are a refreshing enjoyable healthy snack and a perfect way to salvage ripe bananas! 


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  1. So many ways to use bananas! I like to use frozen bananas to make nice cream.

  2. Great tips and ideas here! Thank you!

  3. I thought you could not place bananas in the fridge. I often freeze them to use in my smoothies.
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  4. Thanks for the tips. I thought it wasn't possible to put bananas in the fridge or freezer. This is something I will try! Happy weekend! Hugs, Valerie

  5. Don’t forget to save those banana peels for making tea to water your plants. I like to get as much use out of things as possible.

  6. Sometimes I freeze bananas just because I love to have frozen bananas around! (Like you said, they're delicious dipped in chocolate!)

  7. PS link did not take me to instagram-just back to blogger

    1. thanks it works I am actually browsing around instagram more then here on blogger now-though still not posting much-still taking card of husband

  8. Great tips and yummy ideas, Judee! 😋🍌

    Hugs and blessings

  9. So much great inspiration here, thanks. I like to buy discounted ripe bunches to freeze for smoothies.

  10. Thank you for sharing the tips.
    Sending my good wishes for the coming new week.

    All the best Jan

  11. I love all of your ideas. We love making smoothies or 'ice cream' with them. The first time I made it, my husband didn't know it was frozen bananas and he loved it. Our favorite is banana and blueberry or banana and pineapple. Have a great week.

  12. Judee, I realized I failed to hit publish when I read this the first time, my apologies. Bananas were going to be my downfall until I learned the refrigerator trick, now things are running smoothly at my house. Hope you are enjoying Florida!


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