We’ve already told you all about what it takes to keep your bananas fresher for longer, but we admit that we’ve only really covered short-term options. And though adding several days to the lives of these miracle fruits sure can be helpful, we actually found out about a way that can keep them tasting great for months!
This extraordinary food hack is an absolute must for all of you potassium lovers out there. Sure, it requires a bit of slicing and dicing, but it also can keep that incredible fruit yummy for up to 4 months. If you like dropping banana slices in your morning cereal or oatmeal, this is for you!
- Butter knife
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Freezer bags
…then follow these simple steps:
- Choose your bananas wiselyThis process is all about preserving bananas in their best form, so it probably goes without saying that you should not be trying this with bruised, brown, or mushy ones. Bananas that are bright yellow, ripe, and have minimal damage make the best candidates.
- Slice ‘em up
Peel each banana, and place them on a cutting board. Once complete, take a butter knife and slice each piece of fruit into fourths, making sure to remove and discard those hard ends.
3. Preserve them
Line your cookie sheet with a layer of parchment paper, and place your banana slices on top of it—the pieces should have at least an inch of space between one another. Pop in the freezer for 30 minutes.
What do you think of this banana-saving hack? Have you tried this before yourself? Do you have any other ways of making bananas last longer? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!