This trick would be awesome if you can get your hands on those manager special markdown naners too!I tried several ways of freezing the bananas. Here are some details:
Tips for How to Freeze Bananas
First I decided to cut the bananas in slices to freeze (we call these banana “cookies” in our house.) I figured this way would make it easier to throw into a smoothie or to thaw for making bread/muffins. Kids liked them on their cereal too. I also tried dipping some in chocolate. Hey why not! And the kids loved them for a treat! I “flash froze” them on a cookie sheet for a few hours and then transferred them into ziploc bags and put them back in the freezer.
Next I thought I would try freezing a whole banana. I read somewhere that it kept the banana from browning more if you left it in the peel. I would NOT recommend doing it this way. It was a terrible mess/pain to get that peel off. I think it worked great to peel the banana, wrap it in saran wrap and then place in a ziploc. Then when you are ready to eat, you could peel the saran down and wrap it around the bottom to keep your hands from getting sticky. In fact, my son asked me to freeze some “good” bananas because he really liked them frozen (especially on a hot summer day)
As you can see, my “monkey” was one happy camper with his frozen banana experiences. So keep your eye out for those mark downs!