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Freeze Bananas?

annieqst's picture

Can you freeze overly ripe bananas to use later in baking? I haven't been able to keep up with mine and have been composting, but it occurred to me that maybe I can freeze. Do you peel? Do you mush? Do they get watery?

Gretchen's picture

(post #30959, reply #1 of 38)

Peel and freeze for cooking. They will be VERY black.

Gretchen

Gretchen
Lexi's picture

(post #30959, reply #4 of 38)

I freeze them unpeeled.  What's the advantage of peeling first?

 

 

RHart18's picture

(post #30959, reply #5 of 38)

I've frozen them both ways and I find it very hard to get the peel off after they're frozen.  Either I have to cut it off while they're frozen, or if I wait until they're defrosted it's too mushy.  How do you take the peel off?

Lexi's picture

(post #30959, reply #6 of 38)

You're right; it is hard to get the peels off.  I wait until they've softened, but not fully thawed.  Bananas were on sale over the weekend and DH bought far too many.  I'll try peeling before freezing this time.  Do they get darker when you do it that way?

 

 

Gretchen's picture

(post #30959, reply #7 of 38)

They are a whole lot easier to peel before freezing so why not. I wrap in Saran whole.

Gretchen

Gretchen
Lexi's picture

(post #30959, reply #10 of 38)

Never thought to peel them first, but I will now.  I love learning new tricks. 

 

 

annieqst's picture

(post #30959, reply #11 of 38)

Thanks all! Will peel and freeze!

Glenys's picture

(post #30959, reply #12 of 38)

I peel, mash and freeze in containers, just enough for each loaf of the banana bread recipe. Never have to guess, just thaw and bake.

Jean's picture

(post #30959, reply #13 of 38)

Now that's a winning hint. :-) I dare you send it in.

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TracyK's picture

(post #30959, reply #14 of 38)

Dumbest tip I've ever seen, in a recent issue of CI:


When you're scooping ice cream from a tub, wrap a dishtowel around the container to prevent your hands from getting cold.


LOL! That's a tip for people who need to be instructed not to wear their clothes while ironing them.


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favorablyimpressed's picture

(post #30959, reply #24 of 38)

Isn't it sad how lame the tips in both FC and CI have been lately!  It's the first item I usually read in both magazines, and I always end up shaking my head in disbelief.  This is another reason why I like to read past issues of both magazines.

Glenys's picture

(post #30959, reply #15 of 38)

OK, after what Tracy said, are you pulling my leg? And in the same light, would I want to be in the company of some of those "tipsters"?

madnoodle's picture

(post #30959, reply #16 of 38)

If you're really lazy like me, just throw them in the freezer, peels and all.  I don't even bother to bag them.  If you remember to thaw them before you need them (do it in a bowl--they leak), just cut the end off and squeeze them out of the peels.  If you don't remember to thaw first, run them under hot water and then use a knife to peel. 


Saskatchewan:  hard to spell; easy to draw.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

deejeh's picture

(post #30959, reply #21 of 38)

That's exactly what I do - bung them in the freezer unpeeled, thaw them, cut off one end, and squeeze the flesh out like toothpaste.


deej

madnoodle's picture

(post #30959, reply #22 of 38)

Great minds . . . !

Saskatchewan:  hard to spell; easy to draw.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

Lexi's picture

(post #30959, reply #23 of 38)

Whew!  That's pretty much the way I've always done it.  I was beginning to think I was some kind of horrible slacker.  I do like Glenys suggestion, though. 

 

 

madnoodle's picture

(post #30959, reply #26 of 38)

Well, we can always have a slacker corner.  I'll share some of my best secrets.

Saskatchewan:  hard to spell; easy to draw.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

Fledge's picture

(post #30959, reply #27 of 38)

Feel free to use my corner, you can get free beer too.


:-)


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madnoodle's picture

(post #30959, reply #28 of 38)

Any other refreshments?  I can't stand beer.

Saskatchewan:  hard to spell; easy to draw.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

Fledge's picture

(post #30959, reply #31 of 38)

beer=any sorta of refreshment.


lol....


My Give A Damn's Busted


Jo Dee Messina

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

madnoodle's picture

(post #30959, reply #34 of 38)

beer=any sorta of refreshment.


Kinda like the town I used to live in, where Coke=any type of pop.  ie, "What kind Coke you want?  You want orange Coke, you want Seven-Up Coke?"


Saskatchewan:  hard to spell; easy to draw.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

Fledge's picture

(post #30959, reply #35 of 38)

There you go..and it's easy to spell

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Jo Dee Messina

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

Marcia's picture

(post #30959, reply #29 of 38)

Can I come play, please? I, like Noodle, don't care for beer, but does that disqualify us?


I can bring potato chips, wine, blue corn chips and hot green salsa, all of which I try to keep on hand for emergencies like extreme hunger.

Fledge's picture

(post #30959, reply #32 of 38)

dress lightly, it's pretty hot...pool on first floor,


 tacky swim caps available.


My Give A Damn's Busted


Jo Dee Messina

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

deejeh's picture

(post #30959, reply #30 of 38)

I love beer - may I come?


deej

Fledge's picture

(post #30959, reply #33 of 38)

337 brands available, welcome, they are iced down in a pirogue.

My Give A Damn's Busted


Jo Dee Messina

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

deejeh's picture

(post #30959, reply #36 of 38)

I cannot tell you how good that sounds - it's 30° plus here today, humid as anything, and the smog is so thick in the air that you practically have to chew it to get any oxygen.  Kicking back with a cold one is the thought that's going to keep me going this afternoon.


Is there room to sit in the pirogue with the beer?


deej

Fledge's picture

(post #30959, reply #37 of 38)

hahahahaha


dump ice into pool, fine with me!


My Give A Damn's Busted


Jo Dee Messina

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

Jean's picture

(post #30959, reply #17 of 38)

are you pulling my leg


Moi?


But seriously...a nice prize is a nice prize, no matter what the company.


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A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
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Glenys's picture

(post #30959, reply #18 of 38)

Maybe I'll post as the sailor and he'll get a prize. I just used his name to join the GoodCook again and get more $1 books. Good thing he has a sense of humour.