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Can I freeze bananas?

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icedgemsrock Sat 04-Jul-09 21:42:50

I have about 8 that are just about to go off.
If i mash them and put them in freezer bags will they be ok?
Can I freeze them with the skins on?

misdee Sat 04-Jul-09 21:46:36

no need to mash them.

just put them in the freezer.

or make banana cake.

icedgemsrock Sat 04-Jul-09 21:51:14

thought of banana cake but too knackered.
Do you mean just put them in with the skins on?

PacificDogwood Sat 04-Jul-09 21:53:10

Peels off, then in freezer.

I used to freeze half-bananas and give them to teething monsters: they like it, it seems to do the trick and not quite as messy as ice lollies wink!

MrsBun Sat 04-Jul-09 21:54:58

Peel them first- saves fiddling with soggy skin later. Frozen bananas make great colds smoothies with really good thicknees IFYSWIM

Goober Sat 04-Jul-09 21:55:31

Cut into chunks. Spear with a stick. Freeze.
Ta-dah! Banana lolly!

icedgemsrock Sat 04-Jul-09 21:59:55

wow mumsnet is ace
thanks for all your replies off to bung them in the feezer.
no sticks so will do that another time

chegirl Sat 04-Jul-09 22:42:47

I freeze them for baking. Its fab when you defrost them (only takes a little while) you dont have to peel them, you just snip the top off and they squeeze out like toothpaste!

No mashing either.

icedgemsrock Sat 04-Jul-09 22:46:58

aah so you do freeze with skins on.
Anyway it's done now, peeled and chopped and in freezer bags.

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