Freezing Bananas is Easy
Freezing bananas whole is the best way to store them. How to freeze bananas so that they are easy to use later. Can you freeze bananas that are overripe? Uses for frozen bananas. Banana freezing tips.
It is super easy to freeze bananas. All you have to do is peel them and place them into heavy duty zipper bags. Then stick them in the freezer.
Once the bananas are frozen, you can easily break off the number you need.
You can slice the bananas before you freeze them but why bother? It is easy to break whole frozen bananas into chunks before you can them into blender or mash them up to use in baking.
Freezing bananas changes their texture. While you might want to eat frozen chocolate covered bananas; you wouldn't want to thaw frozen bananas and eat them. They work beautifully in cooked or frozen recipes. I use them to make smoothies and banana bread.
Can You Freeze Bananas in their Skins?
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But then you will have to peel a frozen banana. It's a messy job and your hands get too cold.
Can You Freeze Banana Pudding?
No. The bananas will break down and be too mushy.
Can You Freeze Bananas That Are Overripe?
You can but it is much better to freeze them at the peak of ripeness. This is the short period of time when you like to eat them fresh.
Any banana that is not worth eating out-of-hand is not worth freezing either.
Freezing bananas will not prevent them from deteriorating, it just slows the process down. This is why it is always best to freeze any food while it is still fresh.
You should also use frozen bananas within a reasonable time frame just as you would any other frozen food. I have kept them in my freezer for as long as 4 months without them developing freezer burn. I use Ziplock brand bags.
Making Desserts from Frozen Bananas
Break the bananas into chunks with your fingers before mashing them up to use in bread recipes.
Just break them in half and insert a stick into the broken end before making chocolate covered frozen bananas.
To make a frozen strawberry banana smoothie: place 2 frozen bananas (broken into chunks) and half a cup of frozen strawberries into a blender with 2 cups of almond milk and puree until smooth.
Optional Add Ins
To the above, I always add 1 teaspoon of dolomite powder for extra calcium and magnesium and 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam for extra sweetness.
Makes a pitcher full.
How to Ripen Bananas
Wouldn't you know it. The day you decide to bake a banana pudding, all the local market has is green bananas . While I can't tell you how to get them to ripen by dinner time, I can tell you how to ripen bananas quickly.
Moist Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Quick-to-mix chocolate banana bread recipe. 3 bananas and a combination of butter and oil make this chocolate and banana bread moist. Baking cocoa and milk chocolate M&M's make this banana bread chocolate.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
This easy chocolate chip banana bread recipe evenly balances the flavors of creamy peanut butter, bananas and semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Peanut butter banana bread with chocolate chips.
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