I have gotten several questions about freezing bananas, so I wanted to take a minute to explain how easy it really is to freeze.
I used to freeze bananas whole in their peels. Then I would let them thaw for pancakes or for banana bread, but they were slimy and nasty to touch. If you know me I do NOT like to touch slimy things. One day, I read about the easiest way to mash a banana for pancakes or bread is to place it in a baggy and then squeeze away until they are mashed.
Ah hah! Why didn’t I think of this before? This is genius! So I placed them in the baggy and mashed thoroughly. Once they were nice and mushy, I just smoothed it out flat and laid it in my freezer.
Since it is freezing flat, they thaw very quickly. You cans simply lay it in some hot water and they will thaw in no time. Or you can thaw it in your fridge or on your counter. As you can see by my picture, I did 2 bananas per baggy. For my banana pancakes, I use 2 bananas and for banana bread, I use 4 bananas so now I am ready no matter which one I am in the mood to make.
Just make sure you clearly label your baggies nicely so you know how many bananas are mashed and ready to go. This definitely beats, touching slimy bananas don’t you think? 😉
I hope this helps and inspires you to fill up that freezer!
Here are two great recipes that you can use with your frozen bananas:
See more great freezer tips here.