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Old 10-10-2005, 09:46 PM   #1
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Can I freeze mashed bananas?

Does anyone know if I can freeze mashed bananas to use in baked goods later? Will it effect the consistency? I wanted to mash the banana and then put it in a ziplock bag to freeze for later use. Thanks!!

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Old 10-10-2005, 09:51 PM   #2
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yep, htc - i've done it with no problems. i've only used the frozen bananas in banana bread...but it was very good. i've frozen them mashed and chunked.
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:22 PM   #3
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They don't look all that pretty once frozen and unthawed but you can do it for sure! I like to cut the bananas into slices and freeze them first in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen transfer the "frozen banana chips" to a freezer proff container and volla, frozen 'naners
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:41 PM   #4
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You can freeze them whole or mashed. They work well in banana bread.
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:06 PM   #5
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Hi! I freeze mashed bananas regularly to feed to my baby. It changes the consistently somewhat in that they are a little bit watery, but I would think they would be fine to cook with. I wouldn't freeze them for over a month, as they tend to turn brown. HTH!
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:30 PM   #6
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If you feeze them skinned or mashed you could consider adding some lemon juice in order to help prevent browning.

Consistency shouldn't be affected too much if they are already mashed, they cant get that much more mushed when the expanding water destroys surrounding cells :P.
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:21 AM   #7
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Great, thanks!!
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:55 AM   #8
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HTC, just toss the bananas in peel and all. When you go to use them they will be just the right consistency for banana bread and all you have to do is open one end and squish them out into your batter. No mess, no fuss.
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They are great in place of added ice in smoothies as well
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:30 AM   #10
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all you have to do is open one end and squish them out into your batter
Alix, I just love your way of describing techniques!
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