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How To Preserve Bananas

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When the kids are not around, the shelf life of fresh bananas seems to shorten very quickly. My favorite way to make them last longer is to preserve them for future yummy snacks! Preserved 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 preserve 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 find a way to preserve them.

To preserve bananas, I like to either dehydrate the bananas for quick, easy snacks, or freeze them for future use!

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Dehydrated Bananas

dehydrate bananas

The first way I like to preserve bananas is to dehydrate them. For quick, easy snacks, I like to dehydrate bananas! They also make great additions to oatmeal, cereal, trail mixes, and more!

Frozen Bananas

whole frozen bananas in gallon bag

Another way to preserve bananas is to freeze 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!


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Hello! Welcome to Unknown Homestead! I'm Erika. While I would love to say we have an amazing, huge homestead that is complete and bringing in the's a work in progress on just over 2 acres. We bought this property in 2019. I had big dreams but this fit the price range. Being built in the 1980's it was not an old house like people buy, but it still needed some work to be done. I handle the animals and yardwork, while Greg handles the smoking/grilling of meats and still works a fulltime job until this homestead is complete and profitable. Having 3 stepchildren does help get some things done around here, but now there is another one on the way. We started out as (I guess you would say) normal people. Depending on grocery stores for food and binge watching whatever TV show or movie we were into at the time. Our ways have since changed (and are continuing to change). We have added chickens, ducks, turkeys, and pigs to our Unknown Homestead (along with our dogs and cat of course). While this property is not that old to us, I have been trying to change my ways for many years. This blog shows what we are doing and how, with the hopes it can help some of you with your hopes and dreams as well!

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