I don’t eat fruit, a leftover habit from my Atkins Diet days. My Wife likes bananas, but Alex doesn’t list the monkey food high on her list of favorite fruits. I once purchased some marked down bananas, and prepared banana nut bread with them, but I was the only one that ate it. So the next time I can pick up a deal on bananas, should I pass?
If you have read my Keys To Saving, you know I try to avoid throwing away food. So can you freeze a banana? Yes you can.
To freeze a banana in its peel, place it in a Ziploc bag, then place the bag in a safe, protected area of the freezer where they won’t get crushed. The peel will turn black, but the fruit inside should be fine.
You can also slice a peeled banana, sprinkle lightly with lemon juice, and freeze that way. This is the easy way to have them ready to use for smoothies. Freeze each slice between a sheet of wax paper, to make them easier to separate later. Plop the still frozen slice into your blender when you need one.
To make banana pops, peel the banana, and slice the banana in half (not sides, but in half top & bottom). Slide a popsicle stick slowly into the cut side of the banana, until half way inserted. Wrap in wax paper, then place in a Ziploc bag.