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bananas - frozen?

serious Sep 11, 2009 10:12 AM

Can one (I'm not saying who) freeze over-ripe bananas and than use them later in a cake?

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    susan1353 RE: serious Sep 11, 2009 10:15 AM

    Absolutely. I regularly freeze bananas. They're also great to keep in the freezer for smoothies.

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      nomadchowwoman RE: susan1353 Sep 11, 2009 12:56 PM

      Ditto. Also great for banana bread.

    2. fmcoxe6188 RE: serious Sep 11, 2009 10:24 AM

      Definitely. When I was a kid we always had a bag of frozen mashed bananas in the freezer. We also peeled them, rolled them in malt, froze them whole and ate them as a snack in the summer time...

      1. goodhealthgourmet RE: serious Sep 11, 2009 10:34 AM

        you bet. i keep a container of overripe bananas in the freezer at all times for baking.

        1. iluvcookies RE: serious Sep 11, 2009 11:52 AM

          Oh yes! You can also freeze them (peel first) and then dip in chocolate. Easier than a cake :)

          1. maplesugar RE: serious Sep 11, 2009 01:54 PM

            +5 or 6 or whatever # this is... for Yes definitely :) I keep a container for banana bread & smoothies

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              writergeek313 RE: maplesugar Sep 11, 2009 04:23 PM

              About half of a frozen banana, a handful of frozen strawberries, and a splash of milk makes the best smoothie!

            2. jeniyo RE: serious Sep 11, 2009 02:10 PM

              ditto! just wing it on the amt for banana baked things, it works fine =)

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                rainey RE: serious Sep 11, 2009 03:10 PM

                Yes to all the previous suggestions. Then look up Alton Brown's banana ice cream made with frozen bananas.

                It's nothing short of sensational and easier than you'd ever believe. We gild the lily a little by layering it in an airtight container for the freezer with chopped nuts and drizzles of fudge and caramel syrup. It's a banana split in a bowl!


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