Either I’m really weird . . wait . . don’t answer that.
To “put up” bananas, I peel them, put as many as will fit into in the mixer and put 1/2 tsp. Fruit Fresh per cup of mashed banana. I put 1 cup (really about 1-1/4 cup because most recipes call for 1 cup of mashed fruit and I always have to eat just a little of it myself!) in a ziploc bag. I use the cheap (not the freezer) bags. Then I mash as much air out as possible and then seal that bag inside a Food Saver bag. Put them in the freezer and they sit there til I’m ready for them.
The defrosted banana can be used in any recipe that calls for mashed banana. Some of my favorites are banana nut bread, banana shake/smoothie, banana oatmeal cookies, banana spice cupcakes, banana cake, banana pancake.
Bananas have been .65 – .75 pound and this week they’re .35/pound. Last year about this time, they were on sale for .25 and I put up (froze) 20 bags and they were gone in no time.
I laugh about Vince buying bargains but any time I find something on sale that I know we’ll use, I stock up. Little things can add up, you know?