Wednesday, March 29, 2023


Trying something new.  You know how we love to put up things in the freezer using our vacuum sealer.

A coworker had an overabundance of bananas and asked if anyone wanted some.  I took a dozen.  We left them out on the counter for a couple more days to get them nice and ripe.

I peeled them and put them in vacuum bags.

Then I sealed them up and popped them in the freezer.  Of course, we got three bags of four each, which is about 2 cups mashed when used in a recipe.

That now brings us to the question:  Other than the ubiquitous banana bread, what are some other good uses for ripe bananas like this?

Anyone got any good recipes/ideas?


  1. Many ways you can use frozen bananas.
    Use to make smoothies, add a wooden skewer - dip in melted chocolate and put on the sprinkles - nuts- coconut or whatever.
    Make some peanut butter and banana brownies, muffins, banana waffles or pancakes, donuts with a chocolate glaze, cake, banana peanut butter ice cream just to name a few.

    Here is a link for 27 best frozen banana recipes.

  2. Bake them in the skins and eat with ice cream or yogurt alternatively slit the skin longways and put good quality chocolate under the skin then bake it doesn't take long. I warn you though they are addictive.

  3. You have the most generous co-workers! They frequently bring things to your office to share - what a nice bunch of people.

    Here are some banana recipes to enjoy your bounty:

    Pioneer Woman “My Mom’s Muffins”:
    I keep frozen bananas especially for this recipe. These are so healthy and sooo good!

    Bananas Foster:

    2 Ingredient Banana pancakes:

    Banana “ice cream” - purée frozen bananas until they get creamy and a little gooey, just like custard ice cream:
    (After pureeing the bananas, you can add a different mushed up fruit for a different flavor).

    My Aunt Lucille's Easy Banana Cake:
    1/2 tsp. vinegar
    1/2 cup milk
    3 eggs
    3 or 4 bananas
    1 white or yellow cake mix
    1/3 cup oil
    1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. vanilla

    Mix vinegar with milk; set aside.
    Beat eggs.
    Add bananas and beat some more.
    Add cake mix, oil, baking soda, baking powder, and vanilla.
    Add vinegar and milk last.
    Bake at 325 for 35 to 40 minutes.

  4. I always have bananas in the freezer but I simply throw them in their own skins - no plastic necessary - they work perfectly!

  5. Compost. You don't need to bother with freezing them. :-)
    If you guessed that I'm not a fan of bananas, you are right. I'm sort of hoping someone comes up with ideas that I haven't seen, tried, and found lacking.

  6. Have you tried yeasted banana bread? The frugal girl has a good recipe. Lisa

  7. I always make banana muffins, they also freeze well.🍌


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