Bananas are affordable, abundant, and way too easy to take for granted. Finally though, it looks like they’re getting proper credit, and have moved beyond the oatmeal bowl and ice cream sundae center. These days, it’s all about taking this tropical fruit to the next level. My favorite way to do this is simple and easy—just pop ‘em in the freezer!
Aside from being an amazing source of potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C, frozen bananas add a distinct richness to any recipe.
I have just two simple pro-tips to keep in mind when freezing your bunch: first, peel the skins before placing them in the freezer (it’s WAY harder to do this once they’re already frozen), and second, hold off on freezing until the bananas are a couple days passed ripeness. You know—brown spots, mushy bits, and all. Waiting until they’re overripe ensures they’ve reached optimal sweetness, which will make your frozen treats taste all the more delicious.
And unlike fresh bananas, these frozen bad boys have an extended shelf life, which means they can be kept in your freezer for up to one year without losing any of their nutrients or flavor.
So if you’re ready to cool down as the temperatures heat up, go ahead and freeze some bananas and try out these tasty, healthy treats.