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Sep 21, 2007 12:11 PM

Freezing bananas??

What will happen? Will they turn brown & be mushy? Would you peel & then slice them?
I can never use the whole bunch (it's very hard to find a small bunch).

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  1. They are fine if you use them frozen for baking or smoothies, but they are too mushy for other uses once defrosted.

    1. I peel and slice them, then put into small Tupperware containers. I use them straight from the freezer in smoothies---frozen bananas give any flavor smoothie a wonderful, creamy texture.

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        1. I just throw them in the freezer, whole, still in the peel, and not covered. I only do that if I'm going to make banana bread...cause they get all mushy and the skin turns really brown. Although the outsides are super dark, they are still great for baking

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          1. re: bitsubeats

            I do the same thing. Throw them in the freezer whole. They get really creamy on the inside -- but I agree, this is only good if you're going to bake with them or use them in smoothies.

          2. Bananas frozen in their peels turn black and ugly, but their flesh smooths out and gets creamy. When I make banana ice cream, I always freeze the bananas first, then thaw them, buzz in a blender, and add to the ice cream.

            To get a small bunch, break a few off the larger bunch.