The other day when I was at the farm they had a bunch of bananas on sale because they were getting over-ripe. Perfect! As Beck was gleefully filling our basket I explained that we couldn’t take all of them because they wouldn’t fit in our freezer. (I need a bigger freezer.) Another mom heard me and asked, “What can you do with frozen bananas?” In case any of my dear readers do not know the answer to that question here are a few ideas. If you have more please post them in the comment section. I now have a lot of frozen bananas.
First of all, freezing bananas is about the easiest thing you can do in the kitchen. You simply peel them and put them in a ziploc bag then put the bag in the freezer. The frozen bananas can then be used in smoothies, which is what I do most of the time. You can also thaw them and use them in baking. Think beyond the typical banana bread- mashed bananas can be used as a substitute for part of the oil in many baking recipes and can also be used instead of eggs. One example is Alisa’s Cinnamon Roll Recipe on One Frugal Foodie. Delicious! Of course, frozen bananas can also be dipped in chocolate and eaten as a treat.