Bananas go brown entirely too fast. And that can be frustrating! Freezing bananas is a nice alternative to letting them go bad on the counter.
Frozen bananas might not sound very appetizing to you...but hang with me. There are some really yummy ways to prepare frozen bananas. You might find yourself buying bananas just to freeze them!
The most common way of freezing bananas:
...is to just freeze them. Stick them in a ziploc bag and throw them in the freezer, right?
I do this myself quite a bit if I have rotting bananas and don't have time to make
out of them.
It's very simple. Peel your bananas, and place them in a bag. Or, you can slice them up and then freeze them. However it works for you. When I freeze bananas like this I always use them in banana bread later on. They will also work great in a fruit smoothie.
Another way to freeze bananas:
This is the most delicious way to freeze them, of course!
Melt 1 bag (12 oz) of chocolate chips in the microwave or on the stove. Do this slowly and stir constantly to prevent burning. Once the chocolate is completely melted, dip your bananas in the chocolate.
Coat them as thick or as thin as you like. Poking a popsicle stick on the end of the banana will help this be a little less messy.
- shredded coconut
- crushed nuts
- mini m&ms
- crushed dried fruit
- red hots
- toffee bits
After dipping your bananas in chocolate, immediately place them on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Then sprinkle on any toppings you like. To speed up the freezing process, I always stick them in the refrigerator or freezer immediately after sprinkling them.
Once the chocolate is completely hardened, transfer the bananas to a gallon ziploc bag for storage in the freezer.
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