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#1512844 --- 01/30/18 12:58 PM Freeze or Dry?
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is it better to freeze bananas or dry them for later use?

when freezing them is it better to leave the skin on or remove it
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#1512847 --- 01/30/18 06:57 PM Re: Freeze or Dry? [Re: bluezone]
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Depends on what you plan to use them for.
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#1512851 --- 01/31/18 08:17 AM Re: Freeze or Dry? [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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majority of the time would be just to eat

other times would be for a smoothie or for baking
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#1512865 --- 01/31/18 01:31 PM Re: Freeze or Dry? [Re: bluezone]
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Thawed bananas are brown, mushy and terrible (IMO) to simply "eat". On they other hand, they're fantastic to use for baking (breads, cookies, muffins, sauces, drinks, etc.). While still frozen in plastic wrap they make excellent "bananacicles" A good quick, healthy, yummy snack (hit: pull-back plastic before eating). grin

Careful if home-drying bananas, without preservatives they can quickly turn rancid, if not dried thoroughly.
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#1512869 --- 01/31/18 08:19 PM Re: Freeze or Dry? [Re: bluezone]
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If you're just looking to be able to eat them your better strategy is to buy fewer ripe or more green bananas. Frozen bananas work quite nicely, when thawed, for banana breads, cakes and cookies or for smoothies.

I am not experienced in drying bananas so have no advice in that regard.
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#1513125 --- 02/08/18 12:14 PM Re: Freeze or Dry? [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
A good quick, healthy, yummy snack (hit: pull-back plastic before eating). grin


would be wise to remove the plastic prior grin
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#1513127 --- 02/08/18 12:27 PM Re: Freeze or Dry? [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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Originally Posted By: HeavenlyPlaces
If you're just looking to be able to eat them your better strategy is to buy fewer ripe or more green bananas.


for some reason the 'green' ones do not seem to taste as good as the (store)ripe ones even after they are ripe(yellow)


Originally Posted By: HeavenlyPlaces
Frozen bananas work quite nicely, when thawed, for banana breads, cakes and cookies or for smoothies.


can freeze a few and use them for a smoothie when the fresh ones run low in the house

Originally Posted By: HeavenlyPlaces
I am not experienced in drying bananas so have no advice in that regard.


someone mentioned banana chips as an alternative to buying bananas almost weekly

not sure if anyone has tried to make banana chips
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