How to Freeze Overripe Bananas
If bananas have turned brown and are too ripe to eat out of hand, don't throw them away. Peel and mash them, stirring in 1 tsp. lemon juice for each banana. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Thaw the banana purée in the refrigerator then use to make Mini Chocolate Chip-Banana Bread, regular banana bread, banana cake or banana muffins.
Mini Chocolate Chip-Banana Bread freezes well. Just let the loaves cool, wrap in plastic wrap, then freeze the loaves in a large resealable freezer bag for up to 1 month. Thaw individual loaves of the Mini Chocolate Chip-Banana Bread at room temperature before slicing and serving.
Like bigger chunks of chocolate? Replace the chocolate chips in this Mini Chocolate-Chip Banana Bread recipe with 3/4 cup coarsely chopped Bakers Semi-Sweet Chocolate (about 5 oz.).