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.
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
What a great idea! Very handy indeed. Great in summer when it's very hot,instead of an ice cream.Thanks for sharing.
Seems so obvious now, but why for years did I not peel the darn thing??! This is great!
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! :)
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.
Love how well this works. Hate when bananas get over ripe and you donâ€™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.
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!
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.
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.