The Best Way to Freeze Bananas

Bananas are high in potassium and fiber, and delicious in baked goods, cereal, smoothies -- or just as they are as a light snack. To get the best-tasting bananas, always pick those that are firm, free of brown spots or bruises and yellow in color. If you've purchased too many to consume before they go bad, bananas freeze very well, allowing you to store and use them for up to four months. Use one frozen banana at a time for a treat like a smoothie, or use a whole bag of frozen bananas when making banana bread or muffins.

Bananas on a wooden table. (Image: valeriopardi/iStock/Getty Images)

Step 1

Remove the peels from your bananas. Peeled frozen bananas can last up to four months, while those frozen with the peel last only two months. If you freeze with the peel, the peel will turn black, but the banana will stay preserved.

Step 2

Place your bananas into a zipper freezer bag. Push as much air as you can out of the bag before sealing it shut.

Step 3

Place the bag in the freezer. Position it where your bananas will not be crushed.

Tip

Don't crowd your bananas in the bag. If you keep them separate and intact, they can be pulled out one at a time after freezing.

REFERENCES & RESOURCES
Load comments
PARTNER & LICENSEE OF THE LIVESTRONG FOUNDATION

Copyright © 2019 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use , Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy . The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.