Canning Bananas???

Jams and Jellies, pickles, fruit and high acid foods - these are all candidates for water bath canning.
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Canning Bananas???

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:44 pm

Not really something I've ever considered doing, but ran across this video showing how this guy does it. I guess if you got a great deal on bananas it wouldn't be a bad idea to can them up for breads, cakes or pies or whatever else you might use them for. And if nothing else, to can them now & dehydrate as roll ups later |em22|


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Re: Canning Bananas???

Unread post by patriceinil » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:56 pm

I’ve never heard of canning bananas before this.

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:11 pm

Interesting. I have never heard of canned bananas either. Seems like if you like banana bread it would be worth a try.

I think his leaking jar should be used and not stored. I would not trust that seal. Also the jar with only 3/4 a fill needs used up fast as well. Maybe tomorrow's banana pancakes?
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Re: Canning Bananas???

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:09 pm

I don't blame you Farm......I wouldn't store those jars either.

Now I can see canning banana puree like this guy does, to use in other recipes or even mixing with other fruits for jams & butters......but there is no way in this lifetime would I ever can whole pieces of bananas like this couple. And I realize everyone has their own way of doing things....but watching this video all I can do is shake my head in disbelief.....they must be beginner canners. |em2|




Then there's this from Katzcradul called Monkey Butter and even though it has coconut, looks worth trying anyway


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Unread post by Farmfresh » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:57 am

The Monkey Butter looks good. I bet it would be good on a sandwich.

I agree with you ... the bananas canned in chunks... No Bueno. Beginner canners for sure. It may be safe... maybe... but edible I doubt.
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Unread post by Icu4dzs » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:03 pm

Other than flavor, the prime value of banana is potassium supplements

Some folks use this to “Firm things up a bit” after a case of the “runs” IYKWIM

still, if properly done it should be useful.
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Re: Canning Bananas???

Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:06 pm

Back in 2012, when I did a ton of canning from a huge garden, I made fruit compote. I had bananas in there. I still have a few jars and its delish! I also have dried bananas. But just bananas? Nope.

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Re: Canning Bananas???

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:14 am

Well guess what I found at one of my local markets? Commercially 'canned' bananas in jars with either water or a syrup. From the looks of the label, I think it was from India or Middle East |em22|

I didn't buy any, but was surprised to find it.

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Re: Canning Bananas???

Unread post by patriceinil » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:04 am

They can bananas as baby food so canning them for other uses wouldn’t be too different I suppose.

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