17 Reviews

Funny...I never thought to do it any other way. Another helpful hint. I like to freeze mine in the qty that I need them in a recipe. I have a banana bread recipe that takes 4 medium bananas so I freeze either 2 per or 4 per bag.

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LifeAfter40 September 24, 2010

I LOVE this trick! It IS hard to peel a frozen banana, but I hate for them to go to waste, and I LOVE having nice, frosty smoothies without diluting them with too much ice. Thanks for posting! Made for Veg*an Swap, September 2010

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Prose September 23, 2010

What a great idea! Very handy indeed. Great in summer when it's very hot,instead of an ice cream.Thanks for sharing.

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littlemafia April 10, 2010

Seems so obvious now, but why for years did I not peel the darn thing??! This is great!

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Wish I Could Cook March 28, 2010

Love it! What a great way to freeze bananas! I have spent so much time freezing my fingers off peeling frozen bananas! Not any more! This worked great! I used one in your Strawberry Banana Sunrise Smoothie this morning for breakfast! This has completely changed the way I freeze bananas! Thanks for the great idea! Made for Veg'n Swap March 2010 for my Chosen Chef! :)

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~SarahBeth~ March 08, 2010

I've had great success just throwing the bananas with the peels still on into a ziploc baggy. That also keeps them from sticking together. The peel turns black but does not affect the quality of the actual banana. Thanks for the tip.

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Pond Lady November 24, 2009

Love how well this works. Hate when bananas get over ripe and you don’t have time to bake. Now I can just freeze them till needed for smoothies or baking. Truly a great way to save bananas. Thanks so much for the post.

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Debbwl September 09, 2009

Such a simple idea - why didn't I think of it myself? I dislike bananas if they have even a speck of black on them, so I was always throwing out the ones I couldn't use up in time. Now I keep a bag in my freezer and as soon as I realize I'm not getting them used up, in the bag they go. Now I always have the perfect basis for a smoothie and they never go bad. Thank you!

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Linorama May 05, 2009

I had a few bananas that were on the ripe side and I didn't have time to make anything with them so I used this recipe. I pulled them on Sunday and made smoothies for the family and it worked out perfectly. Made for NZ/AUS recipe swap.

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bmcnichol May 04, 2009

It's nice when something so simple can get such great ratings - you don't have to get fancy to make good, healthy food. I have done this with bananas for ages and it's very convenient. I still freeze my black bananas for banana bread, etc. and microwave them for about 10 seconds to peel. These are better for smoothies, etc. like you mentioned.

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Nif March 08, 2009
Frozen Bananas