I love eating fruits and vegetables (especially in the summer) but there are times when I get a little excited and buy too much! And, as I hate the idea of wasting food, I’m always looking for ways to use produce when I’ve bought too much.
Growing up, my mom always took bananas that had become too ripe and put them in the freezer. By storing them in the freezer, they could be taken out when she wanted to make banana bread or smoothies.
I ran into a problem though (and I don’t know if I’m the only person who feels this way) but I hate putting bananas in the freezer. I don’t like seeing them in my freezer with their black skins and I hate how they feel when I take them out of the freezer to use (the skins are just nasty)!
I figured there had to be a better way! So I did some experimenting and found the perfect way to store frozen bananas – make banana cubes!
When I was done mashing them, I put the mash into the ice cube tray (1 banana filled up approximately 4 cube spaces). I then covered the tray with tin foil and placed it in the freezer.
After leaving them to freeze overnight, I removed them from the tray (this step was the one I was unsure about as I didn’t know if they’d come out easily – but they did!) and placed them in a freezer-friendly container.
The banana cubes stay separated and are easily to use in smoothies or they can be thawed for use in banana bread.
No more disgusting banana peels for me!