Freeze Dried Bananas

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Discover the art of freeze-drying and transform those ripe and delicious bananas into a versatile, long-lasting snack. Our easy-to-follow guide will lead you through the process, from selecting the perfect bananas to preserving their natural goodness for months to come. Whether you’re a homesteader looking to enhance your pantry or a DIY enthusiast seeking a healthy snack solution, our freeze-dried banana recipe offers a unique culinary adventure. Learn how to preserve the essence of ripe bananas and enjoy the perfect, on-the-go snack that’s both nutritious and delicious. Dive into the world of food preservation and add this homemade delight to your culinary repertoire.



10 pounds bananas


  1. Prep the Bananas: Begin by peeling the bananas and slicing them into uniform 1/4 inch thick slices. Alternatively, you can cut the banana in half lengthwise and lay it on the tray.
  2. Load the Trays: Each tray can hold up to 2.5 pounds of bananas for a medium freeze dryer. If you like, consider pre-freezing the trays before loading them into the freeze dryer. This step is optional but can save you some time in the process.
  3. Place in the Freeze Dryer: Insert the loaded trays into your freeze dryer and securely shut the door. Now, start the machine and choose the appropriate setting: “frozen” if you pre-froze the bananas, or “not frozen” if you didn’t. Then, simply let the machine do its work. As a tip, I recommend adding an extra 2 hours of drying time for the best results.
  4. Remove and Package: Once the machine has completed the process, carefully take out the trays. You can now package the freeze-dried bananas in mylar bags or containers. If you don’t remove them immediately, the machine will keep them cold, so you’ll want to warm the trays and bananas by selecting the “warm trays” setting. This helps prevent the bananas from absorbing extra moisture while you’re packing them.


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