Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tuesday's Tips & Tricks: Bananas

I love fresh fruit, but sometimes we can't eat it all before it goes bad.  I hate to waste food so I freeze as much of it as I can before it has to be tossed out. 

We always have bananas in the kitchen.  When you are running late in the mornings, like I usually am, it is very convenient to grab one and eat it as you hurry out the door.

Occasionally, bananas will ripen too fast.  I had heard that you could toss the bananas in the freezer with it's peel on.

I liked that easy idea, but when I tried it, I had trouble peeling it.  The peel stuck to the banana and I had to scrape it off.

If the bananas ripen too fast now, I like to peel them, slice them, and freeze them.  It makes it easy to add to a smoothie or thaw and use to make banana bread.

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  1. That's a great idea! I always freeze really ripe bananas whole for banana bread, but I have never frozen them just for regular use. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Great idea ... I peel them and freeze them ... but will now cut them first.


  3. Great ideas, bananas often catch us out! Thanks Diane

  4. Thanks! Now I know what to do with them!

  5. You should borrow my 13 year old, then you never have ripe bananas. They always disappear first!