Frugal Living Hack: Tips for How To Freeze Bananas
I have mentioned before that we have a “monkey” who lives at our house. Honestly the kiddo would eat a banana (or two) everyday if he could. But sometimes (on rare occasion) our banana’s start to brown before he can get them all eaten. Even though I tell them the brown spots actually make it sweeter- there is some kind of mental block that makes them not want to eat them (KWIM). Usually I would just make Banana Muffins (recipe for muffins or banana bread here). But the other day I decided to try something new. Yes you can freeze bananas! And actually it’s a great Frugal Living hack to save money too!
Several Ways to Freeze Bananas
These tricks 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:
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.
Are you willing to try and freeze bananas?! What other items do you freeze to help you save? (the item and $)! Be sure to read more of my Tips for Freezing Produce here, it really is a frugal living must!