This delicious box of overripe bananas was given to us this week. That’s a lot of bunches…
Far more than we could think of eating so to the freezer they go.
Put the pan in the freezer for several hours or until frozen firm. Bag up and use as needed. Use how, you wonder? For baking, remove amount needed and thaw then mash. Slice it from frozen to add to porridge. For smoothies, use frozen.
We bagged 7 kg of frozen bananas, about €24 worth. That’s enough to make over two dozen 5 x 9″ loaf pans of Banana Chocolate Whole-grain Cake and enough extra to use for porridge, smoothies, and pancakes. About four cups worth was too mushy and went to the chickens. I will definitely be gifting some cake away to the generous donor. Banana baking love ❤ .
You don’t have to wait for free bananas to stock your freezer. If your local produce market doesn’t sell them discounted, ask them! That’s what I did. This box was a bit too ripe looking to appeal to even the half price shoppers and was heading to the bin. But beneath most of the peels were perfect bananas for the freezer.