Here’s how freeze bananas: either to use in baking or for smoothies! It’s simple and a great way to reduce food waste.
- Ripe bananas
- To freeze very ripe bananas to use in baking: Peel the bananas and place them whole onto a baking sheet. Freeze for 2 hours until solid. Transfer to a plastic bag or freezer safe container. (Suck out extra air from the bag with a straw if using a bag.) Use within 3 to 6 months. To thaw, place the banana at room temperature for about 2 hours (or refrigerate overnight), keeping both the solids and the liquid that releases from the banana to use in your recipe.
- To freeze ripe bananas for smoothies: Slice the banana into 1/2-inch slices, then place them on a baking sheet. Freeze for 2 hours. Once solid, place in a freezer safe container. To use them in smoothies, about 15 1/2” banana slices = 1 medium banana.
- Category: Essentials
- Method: Frozen
- Cuisine: Frozen
- Diet: Vegan
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