Ever wondered how to freeze bananas? Learn an easy, foolproof way to freeze bananas for smoothies or anything you need them for!
PIN How to Freeze Bananas
You’re probably like why are you writing a guide on freezing bananas Taylor? I’ve never asked myself “can you freeze bananas?” before because everyone knows you can! It really can’t be that hard and I usually just make baked bananas.
And, my friends, it is NOT. BUT, there are some steps you need to take if you want frozen banana success in your life and I want to make sure that you are IN THE KNOW on the banana situation at hand.
How to Freeze Bananas Step by Step
STEP 1 PEEL AND SLICE
Yes, you have to peel your bananas – you probably figured that out. BUT the best way to prep bananas for being frozen is NOT to just throw them in the freezer and call it a day. You want to slice them into “coins” that are about ½ and inch thick.
Highly recommend using a good, sharp ceramic knife to do this to make it quick and easy!
STEP 2 PREPARE FOR FREEZING
Once you have them sliced it’s time to spread them onto a baking sheet in ONE even layer. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper first (so they don’t get totally stuck) and fill the sheet with your banana coins, making sure to not stack them. If you stack them it will be hard to break them apart once frozen!
Freezing them like this ensures that you have frozen bananas that are separate and not one big mushy mess when you go to take them from the freezer!
STEP 3 FREEZE
Place them into the freezer until they are totally frozen solid.
STEP 4 STORE
Transfer all the banana coins from the baking sheet into a large Ziploc bag and squeeze all the air out of it. Label with bag with the date you are freezing them and store the bag in the freezer and you will have frozen bananas to use with ease!
How Long Does It Take to Freeze a Banana?
When you slice your bananas into coins, you will also really cut down the freezing time. Mine where frozen solid in about 2-3 hours!
How Long Can you Freeze Bananas?
It’s recommended to freeze bananas for no longer than 6 months to make sure they don’t go all freezer burner and nasty on you! But, I doubt your bananas will even last that long since they are so versatile!
What to Use Frozen Bananas For
Like I said, you can use frozen bananas for SO many things:
- Cookie Dough Vegan Banana Ice Cream Bars
- Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream
- Peanut Butter Banana Overnight oats
- Banana Split Vegan Smoothie Bowl
- Vegan Banana Matcha Smoothie
And so much more!
Really, the only thing I would not recommend using them for is just straight up eating because freezing them does make them soft and a little mushy. Which is not the most appetizing experience!
Now whenever you have leftover bananas and you don’t feel like making paleo banana bread, you know what to do!
Slice them, freeze them, be ultra-prepared banana saving YOU.
Other Healthy Banana Recipes
How to Freeze Bananas
- 4 Large ripe bananas (or as many as you want)
- Peel the bananas and slice them vertically into coins, just under 1/2 inch thick.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the bananas in a single, even row onto the baking sheet
- Place into the freezer and freeze until the bananas are firm, at least 2 hours. I usually do overnight.
- Once frozen, place the bananas into a large, zip-loc bag.
- Store in the freezer and use as needed!
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS: 0 POINTS+: 3. OLD POINTS: 2
(per 1 large banana)
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