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#1 of 10 Old 09-09-2007, 01:18 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We get our bananas in bulk so I end up with upwards of 15# of bananas at once (which in turn tend to get overripe all at once!!) Freezing them and using them up isn't a problem as we eat smoothies every day, but often times I don't have "fresh" ripe banas for baking (banana bread, muffins that call for bananas etc). Has anyone ever used a frozen thawed banana to bake with? They usually get so slimy and watery when they thaw, I just wondered if it would throw off the moisture in the recipe.
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They work great!

I make all my banana baked goods (banana bread, muffins) with frozen bananas.

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I do it all the time and buy all of the .99 cent bags of super ripe bananas at the store. I actually think that the banana flavor is better in really ripe defrosted bananas. Works great in muffins and bread!
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yes, we do it all the time too. you can just throw them in the freezer in their skin until you use them. i haven't found any problem with added moisture - typically i am making banana bread, and that's good to have moist

also, when they're at that slimy stage after defrosting, they're easier to mix into a recipe!
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I also use frozen bananas all of the time in baked stuff. I use them for Banana bread all of the time. It always comes out great, we have never had a problem with the added moisture either. But moist is good for bread anyways.
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I think they are better. Pre-mushed. All you have to do is snip the end of and squirt it out (after thawing, that is)
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I usually use frozen bananas in milkshakes.

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I prefer using frozen bananas in baking rather than fresh ones. They mash up much more easily.

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WOW!! Is unanimous!!! Apparantely I've been missing the boat on this one!! Thanks mamas- I guess frozen bananas aren't just for smoothies anymore!!
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I find it is easier & less messy letting them sit out for a :few minutes. As they start to thaw just peel. You then mash & add to recipes. So much easier.
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