How to Freeze and Store Bananas for Meal Prep

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I’m a sucker for smoothies and smoothie bowls. I’m also a sucker for easy and simple food prep to make my smoothie-making quick and easy. You know what I’m also really a sucker for? Those 1$ discounted banana bags at Wal-Mart that have like 15 bananas in them. Those are like GOLD to me. I personally like my bananas yellow with little brown spots (who’s with me?), so about a quarter of the 1$ banana bag gets eaten as is, but the rest of it gets frozen for future use.

You might be wondering why I’m even taking the time to write a step-by-step guide on how to freeze bananas. You’re probably telling yourself ‘’Hmm all I have to do is chop ‘em up, stick ‘em in a bag and put them in the freezer?’‘. Nope. What’s going to happen if you do that is that all your banana chunks will freeze and clump together and you’ll just end up with a big frozen banana brick.

In order to avoid having to deal with a big frozen banana brick, I have prepared a step-by-step guide on how to properly and easily prepare and store frozen bananas. Here’s really all you have to do in order to get perfect single frozen banana slices for all your recipes.

  • 1. Peel your bananas
  • 2. Cut them up in 1 inch slices
  • 3. Place the slices on a baking sheet in one layer
  • 4. Put the tray in the freezer as is until the banana slices are frozen (about an hour)
  • 5. Transfer the banana slices in a large plastic resealable bag or better yet a reusable one. Amazon has great ones. Get them here

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How to Correctly Freeze Bananas for Meal Prep
bananas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
bananas
Instructions
  1. Peel your bananas
  2. Cut them up in 1 inch slices
  3. Place the slices on a baking sheet in one layer
  4. Put the tray in the freezer as is until the banana slices are frozen (about an hour)
  5. Transfer the banana slices in a large plastic resealable bag or better yet a reusable one

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