Freezing Bananas – To use one at a time later!

I bought too many bananas!! Three of them got pretty over-ripe, but it’s simply too hot to turn the oven on to make bread or muffins! Freezing is the only option.

Usually, when I freeze them, they get all mushed together and it’s all or nothing – then I thought – why not do them like I do berries?

This will show you how to freeze bananas and use just what you need. You can thaw some later for those muffins or bread, or use a couple frozen to make “ice cream”.


Any way you use them, this method works perfectly!

Freezing Bananas:

Peel the bananas. I tried it once with the peel on and it was really hard to get them off.


Lay waxed paper on a cookie sheet and lay the bananas, in a single layer, on the waxed paper.

Put the cookie sheet in the freezer for at least six hours. Place them in a labeled, ziplock freezer bag and put them back in the freezer. They’ll keep in there for several months.

NOTE: Use only bags made for the freezer. Regular storage bags are not made to withstand the freezing temperatures and the food will not keep. It will get freezer burned really fast.

Oh – and follow this link to see how to make the “ice cream”.

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