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Sliced bananas on the cutting board

How To Freeze Bananas

  • Author: Rachel Steenland
  • Total Time: 5 minutes + freezing
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


How to freeze bananas for perfect frozen banana smoothie, bowls or even baking | Reduce food waste and keep your bananas good for longer!


  • 4 spotty bananas
  • 1 lemon, halved (optional)


  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicon baking mat.
  2. Remove banana peels, slice bananas into 8-10 pieces, or cut in half or quarters. Place banana pieces onto a lined cookie sheet, then if desired, squeeze lemon juice over the banana pieces. Put the tray of banana pieces into the freezer. Banana slices will be frozen in 1-2 hours, and larger pieces will take an additional hour or two.
  3. Remove the frozen banana pieces from the freezer and transfer to an airtight container. Return frozen banana pieces to the freezer immediately before the banana starts defrosting.
  • Store frozen banana pieces in the freezer for up two two weeks.


  • If desired, squeeze a little lemon juice over the banana pieces to help prevent them from going brown.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes

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