Freezing bananas is a great idea for several reasons.:
- My kids like frozen bananas for a treat.
- They are great for smoothies.
- Freeze bananas that are about to go over ripe and then thaw when you want to make banana bread.
- Give a frozen banana to a teething baby. This makes a huge mess but it is great on their little gums. (Be sure to watch for when the banana gets small, so they don’t choke.)
Choose ripe bananas. Peel your bananas before freezing.
Can You Freeze Unpeeled Bananas?
You can freeze with the skin on but then you’ll need to thaw them out and peel before using them. This makes for a very unpleasant looking, slimy banana. Fine for banana bread, but not too appetizing for anything else.
How to Freeze Bananas
Slice your bananas as desired and lay out on a freezer paper lined cookie sheet. I like 1-2″ pieces. Can you freeze bananas whole? Yes, bananas can also be frozen whole.
Place in the freezer. When frozen solid package in freezer bags. This freezes each piece separately and allows you to remove just as much as you need.
When you package the bananas, remove as much air as possible from the bag. Be sure and date and label your freezer bags.
- Ripe bananas
- Freezer bags/containers
- Cookie sheet
- Freezer paper
- Peel bananas
- Line a cookie sheet with freezer paper.
- Slice bananas as desired and lay them on the cookie sheet.
- Place in freezer.
- Once frozen, transfer to freezer bags/containers.
- Remove air, seal, and label.
Last Updated: 6/3/2021
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