If you have time on your hands:
This is what I do most often. If I have the time, and don’t particularly want to use the banana right at this moment, I will do one of two things:
- Freeze the entire banana whole. This way, you can defrost the banana, cut off the end, and squeeze the banana into your recipe. You barely even need to mash it, because it will be basically mashed already, or liquidy enough to mix right in.
- Cut it into coins, and place it in a ziplock bag. This is perfect if you are looking to sweeten a smoothie, and cut back on the ice you are putting in. You don’t need to dilute your drink this way. More flavor, nice!
Freezing the entire banana whole
This recipe uses 3 ripe bananas, so you will need to wait until you have accumulated 3 of your ripe bananas in your freezer. But it is so worth it! It is super moist and easy to make, you will never need another banana bread recipe again!
Another favourite! This one only needs 2 ripe bananas so you will need to wait until you have accumulated 2 of them in your freezer. Perfect for when you don’t want a whole loaf!
Cutting banana into coins and freezing
A quick and easy smoothie that uses only 4 ingredients: milk, 1 banana, strawberries and yogurt. A favourite around here during berry season!
If you want to use the ripe banana RIGHT NOW!
This is my go-to oatmeal! I can’t get enough of these flavours, and it is ready in no time. Perfect for days when you wake up late.
This recipe is a little special. It calls for 1 ripe banana but also 2 non ripe bananas. Honestly, you can omit the 2 non ripe bananas, but then it wouldn’t be caramalized now would it??