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How to Freeze Bananas

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 frozen banana 1x
  • Category: How to
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American


How to Freeze Bananas (whole + sliced) – learn how to freeze your bananas the right way so they are ready for smoothies or banana bread (or whatever else you are making)!


  • 1 banana (or more – you can use this for as many bananas as you need to freeze)


Whole Bananas:

  1. Peel banana, leaving it whole
  2. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and place in freezer overnight.
  3. Take frozen whole bananas and place in freezer-safe storage bag.
  4. Use as needed for recipes such as smoothies and banana bread.

Sliced Bananas:

  1. Peel banana and place on cutting board.
  2. Cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  3. Place slices flat on parchment-lined baking sheet, trying not to have them touch too much.
  4. Place in freezer overnight.
  5. Use a spatula to lift up frozen banana slices and place in freezer-safe storage bag.
  6. Use as needed for recipes such as smoothies and banana bread.


  • Over-Ripe Bananas: For the whole bananas feel free to use your super-ripe, brown bananas for freezing – they make the best banana bread!
  • How long will they last: When keep at 0 degrees frozen bananas are good indefinitely; for best quality I would recommend using within 2-3 months, but they will be just fine beyond that.
  • What to use them for: frozen bananas are best for smoothies (like this one) or banana bread (like this recipe).

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