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    Question freezing bananas

    can you freeze bananas or what can you do when they are near there end I hate the thought of throwing them out but not sure what I can do.

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    Yes, you can freeze them. I take them out of the peels first and then just wrap them up

    You can also make delicious banana bread. Dee (SewCrafty) posted a really good one, and there are some others posted as well.

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    I freeze them all the time. You can freeze them in the peel or out. It's probably easier to take them out of the peel & then put in a freezer bag. I just toss them in the freezer with the peel. When I'm ready to use them (for bread, muffins, pancakes, etc) I just thaw them & squeeze the banana out

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    good topic...as I am unthawing containers of mashed bananas right now for baking banana bread later yes, you can freeze them. the owner of a local fruit/vegetable stand let us have 40 lbs of bananas for $5 (they were going soft). So i mashed & froze 20 lbs & let the houseapes have the remaining 20lbs......that was 4 months ago.....the only thing that i notice that happens when you freeze bananas, is that sometimes they turn slightly brown, but other than that, you can make alot of baked goods with them.

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    I do the same thing as Michelle. Sometimes if they are really overripe, I will mash them before I freeze them. Remember though once you take them out, they don't look to good. However like Michelle said, they make the best banana muffins or bread.

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    Originally posted by homesteadmamma
    I do the same thing as Michelle. Sometimes if they are really overripe, I will mash them before I freeze them. Remember though once you take them out, they don't look to good. However like Michelle said, they make the best banana muffins or bread.
    I mash them too before freezing because I only use them for banana bread (and sometimes muffins), and you need to mash them anyway for those things

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    I do both - freeze the bananas or go ahead and make banana bread/muffins and freeze those.

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    I freeze them and make smoothies with them. I usually add in either strawberries and blueberries.

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    I freeze them peel and all it helps to protect them from freezer burn. I toss them in a zip lock bag.

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    I freeze them in baggies without the peel. I don't bother mashing them because by the time mine get to the freezer & then thawed....they're pretty mushy. They do sometimes change color, but the icky ones are the best!

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    My husband hates banana bread, but his family always makes a banana smoothie out of the frozen ones. Some frozen banana chunks, milk, and hot chocolate mix or chocolate syrup in a blender---very yummy. My toddler loves them this way too. It's a staple snack in our house.

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    i freeze mine with the peels,

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