Don't Throw Those Bananas Out! Learn How to Flash Freeze Them for Later Use!





Don’t you just hate it when you buy a bunch of bananas, and the last few go to waste, because they ripen too quickly? They usually start looking like this...ewwww!

Ripe Bananas, Freezing Food, Preserve Fruit

You may be tempted to throw them out, but don't. I have a better solution—flash freeze them! Flash freezing is a great way to preserve fruits and vegetables for later use.


Freezing bananas is quite simple and there are several ways in which you can go about doing it. You could freeze them whole or cut them up, first. I am actually going to show you how I freeze them by cutting them up in advance. I prefer this method over freezing them whole, because I could use the banana pieces in a variety of recipes and only need to grab what I need. 

Here’s how to do it:

Peel the banana and slice it up:
 
Ripe Bananas, Freezing Food, Preserve Fruit

 
Place the banana slices down on a baking sheet (I sometimes lay a piece of parchment paper on the pan before adding the banana slices):

Ripe Bananas, Freezing Food, Preserve Fruit


Place the pan in the freezer for a few hours (until frozen). Afterwards, remove the frozen banana slices from the pan and store in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag:

Ripe Bananas, Freezing Food, Preserve Fruit

 
Bananas are one of my favorite fruits to freeze, because they are so versatile in recipes. You could throw them in pancakes, smoothies, muffin mixes, or even use them to make a yummy batch of banana bread!