Learn how to freeze over ripe bananas with this simple and easy trick!
It never fails, I buy bananas, and the kids eat them as fast as I bring them in. Then a couple of weeks go by of their banana all day every day, and it happens. There sits the bunch of bananas I bought earlier in the week, and they are going south...quickly! I have a bunch of recipes that I love to use when this happens, but I am not always in the mood to bake. That is when knowing How To Freeze Over Ripe Bananas comes in handy.
How to Freeze Over Ripe Bananas
I peel and place the bananas in a bowl and use a fork to mash them up. You could do this in the food processor as well. They are so ripe that the fork does the trick with ease.
I then measure the bananas into one cup servings and place them in a labeled freezer bag. Why 1 cup? Well, that is the standard for many banana bread recipes. It's so easy to be able to pull out a pre-measured bag of bananas and just thaw.
I push down on the bag to flatten for a couple of reasons.
- It gets all the air out.
- If you freeze the bag completely flat, it just makes them easier to store.
Now you are ready to go. The next time the kids want some Double Chocolate Banana Bread, you know you will have bananas on hand, and you won't feel guilty about wasting bananas ever again!