When the kids are not around, the shelf life of fresh bananas seems to shorten very quickly. One of my favorite ways to make them last longer is to freeze the bananas for future yummy snacks! Frozen bananas last a long time and are still super yummy and nutritious!
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Fresh bananas are super yummy! However, when I buy bananas in bulk and the kids are not here to help me eat them, they seem to go bad fast. I like to freeze bananas into future super yummy snacks!
When there is a really good sale on bulk bananas, I like to stock up. Our store occasionally has large produce bags filled with bananas that they think is going bad. These bags sell for 99 cents per bag! Can’t go wrong with all that potassium! However, when you buy so many that they are going bad faster than you can eat them, you need to preserve them.
Bananas that are closer to going bad than others get frozen in our house. That’s because they are sweeter in flavor and do very well in baked goods and smoothies! Our go-to baked good with bananas is our homemade Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins! YUM!!
How To Freeze Bananas
- Peel bananas.
- You can freeze whole/sliced bananas in gallon size freezer bags. These are great for smoothies!
- You can freeze mashed bananas in sandwich size freezer bags. I usually do this with the more-brown looking bananas as these are great for your baked goods!
- Make sure to label your bags with the amount of bananas inside (especially your mashed bananas).
Another way I like to preserve bananas is to dehydrate them for super easy snacks!