How to Freeze Bananas for Smoothies, Baking, & More

Learn how to freeze bananas for later use. You can freeze them sliced or whole, depending on how you’d like to use them. Enjoy frozen bananas in smoothies or thaw them for banana bread.



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Step 1:

How to Freeze Banana Slices: Unpeel the bananas.


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Step 2:

Slice each banana into 1/2-inch thick slices.

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Step 3:

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the banana slices in a single layer, leaving space between each one.

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Flash freeze the bananas for 1 to 2 hours, or until solid. Flash freezing also keeps the banana chunks from sticking.

Step 4:

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