Banana bread can be stored in slices in Ziplock bags. They can then be frozen and taken out for lunchboxes or snacks. You can also store them at room temperature for 4 days or frozen for 4 months after that. When placing banana bread slices in Ziplock bags make sure you remove all the air. Cut the banana bread into ¾ inch thick pieces to keep the banana bread moist.
4 Tips to for storing banana bread in a Ziplock bag
Check out my top tips for storing banana bread in Ziplock bags at home to keep it fresh and delicious.
1. Let the banana bread cool
After taking the banana bread out of the oven it is essential that you leave it to cool on the bench before storing it in a Ziplock bag. Let the banana bread loaf rest in the baking tin for 5-10 minutes.
You can then turn it out onto a cooling tray to fully cool off. Make sure the banana bread has reached room temperature before cutting it to avoid it breaking and falling apart.
2. Cut the banana bread into 2/3 inch slices
The next step before storing banana bread in a Ziplock bag is to cut it into thick slices. Thick slices will not dry out as quickly as thin slices. I like to cut them into 2/3 inch thick pieces before storing them in Ziplock bags.
If you want to freeze the whole loaf you can cut it into slices before freezing and store it in 1 large Ziplock bag. You can also freeze the loaf whole and cut it once it has defrosted.
3. Place into individual Ziplock bags or large bags for the whole loaf
The next step is to choose your Ziplock bag size. If you want to freeze individual slices, choose a bag that is just big enough to fit the banana bread slices in. This will help to minimize the amount of air in the Ziplock bag keeping the banana bread fresh.
4. Place banana bread in Ziplock bags in the freezer
To store your banana bread for longer it is best to store it in Ziplock bags in the freezer. Label the bags and store the banana bread frozen for up to 4 months.
If you choose not to freeze your banana bread it can be kept at room temperature for up to 4 days.
Check out this delicious banana bread recipe below.
Storing banana bread in Ziplock bags – FAQ
Does homemade banana bread need to be refrigerated?
Homemade banana bread stored in Ziplock bags does not need to refrigerated. Putting it in the fridge will cause the cause the starch molecules to recrystallize causing it to become stale faster. If you want to keep your banana bread for longer, store it in Ziplock bags in the freezer.
How do you keep banana bread fresh longer?
The best way to keep banana bread fresh for longer is to store it in an airtight container or Ziplock bag. Make sure you use a container that is just big enough to fit the bread to minimize the amount of air.
If you are freezing the banana bread this will also help to reduce the chance of freezer burn and keep the banana bread tasting fresh.
Can you store banana bread at room temperature?
Banana bread can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 days.
What do you wrap banana bread in?
There are many ways to wrap banana bread before storing or freezing it. You can wrap the banana bread in plastic wrap and pop it in the freezer. You can then put it in an airtight container to keep it extra fresh.
Another great way to store individual banana bread slices is to put them in small Ziplock bags. These can be stored on the bench or in the freezer ready for an easy snack or for school lunchboxes.
How to Store Banana Bread in a Ziploc Bag | Summary
Banana bread can be cut in slices and stored in individual, small Ziplock bags. They can be stored for 4 days at room temperature or for 4 moths in the freezer. You can also store the whole banana bread loaf in a large Ziplock bag in the freezer precut or kept whole.
Banana bread is a great snack and can be made ahead so that you have something easy to grab as a snack.
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