Does your family like bananas as much as mine does? I try to buy the greenest bananas I can find at the store but it still seems like they always turn brown before I am able to eat them. I have been making banana bread for years with the less desirable ones. But I got to wondering what I could do if I FROZE the bananas before they turn brown. Here are some tips
How to Freeze Bananas
Bananas to be used in a frozen state: peel and freeze whole or sliced in a bag.
Bananas to be used in a squishy state: Place them directly in the freezer without peeling or putting in a bag. To use, thaw completely then cut off the tip and squeeze the liquidy banana out. Sounds gross, but there is no mashing needed!
Recipes for Frozen Bananas
What you’ll need: 3 frozen bananas, 4 cups of milk, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 cup sugar (optional), and ice cubes. Mix all in a blender and enjoy! Great if you have a hard time getting your kids to eat fruits and veggies.
Use the recipe above but use thawed bananas. Add a little yellow food coloring and blend. Pour into molds and freeze. The kids will love them!
Recipes for Thawed Bananas
Fruit Salad Dressing
You’ll need 1 soft banana, 1 Tbl lemon juice, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 3 Tbl milk powder, and 1/4 cup water. Mix it all together and pour over your favorite blend of leafy greens.
This is a variation of banana and peanut butter sandwiches. If your kids love banana and peanut butter sandwiches, you can whip this up over the weekend and be set for the school week. Here’s what you need: 1 limp banana, 2 eggs, 1 tsp cinnamon, and bread. Mix first 3 ingredients then dip bread into the mixture. Fry on both sides in oiled pan. Serve with fruit or syrup. Yummy!