How to Store Banana Bread

Updated on March 6, 2018
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How to Make Banana Bread Last Longer

The delicious taste and smell of banana bread set the tone for a great morning coffee or warm afternoon inside on a stormy day. Unfortunately, if you don't eat it all right away, it goes bad in only a couple of days.

What to Keep in Mind:

  • Banana bread should always be kept in plastic wrap, tin foil, or an airtight container to keep it from drying out or going bad even faster.
  • You can extend the life of your banana bread up to about a week by refrigerating it. It needs to be wrapped tightly.
  • The good thing about banana bread is that it freezes well for up to three months. If you'd like to freeze your banana bread, it is suggested to use freezer wrap or a heavy freezer bag.
  • Always take the bread out of the pan almost immediately after it comes out of the oven. The longer you leave your bread in the pan it was cooked in, the soggier the bottom of the bread will become.
  • It is best to cool it on a cooling rack or improvise like I do. See my process below to learn how to do it without a rack.
  • You should always let your bread cool completely before storing it to prevent mold from developing even faster due to the condensation of the warm bread.

Store banana bread to enjoy it for a longer period of time!
Store banana bread to enjoy it for a longer period of time! | Source

My Bread-Storing Process

In my opinion, the best step-by-step process for storing banana bread long term would be as follows:

  1. After taking your bread out of the oven, let it cool for about ten minutes. Then, run a butter knife around the edges of the pan.
  2. Tip the pan upside down and let the bread slide slowly onto a large plate. Cool the bread completely. The bread holds together much more nicely if you don’t let the bottom get too soft, and this makes it easier to slice and eat.
  3. Slice your bread into generous portions.
  4. Eat a slice.
  5. Wrap a few slices together in pieces of plastic wrap cut about twice their size. Do this very carefully and tightly.
  6. Leave a couple slices out, and eat another one.
  7. Slide the plastic-wrapped bread into the bottom of a large, heavy freezer bag. Gently press any excess air out of the bag as you carefully close the seal.
  8. Eat one more slice.
  9. Double check that your bag is sealed completely.
  10. Put it in the refrigerator or freezer. If you’re like me and your banana bread doesn’t last that long due to eating, you can store it in the pantry or leave it on a counter. Make sure it's nicely wrapped so it can stay nice and fresh.

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        helloitsme 

        2 years ago

        By the time you eat all the slices, there will be nothing left to store :)

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        dobo700 

        6 years ago from Australia

        Thanks for the tips, I have always found it won't last long enough in our house ;)

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        Marlene Bertrand 

        6 years ago from USA

        This is very useful information. Oh, how I love banana bread. I can't wait to go check out your banana bread recipe.

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        Sophie 

        6 years ago

        LOL, This was a fun read.. I loved the step by step section on "How I store banana bread".. punctuated with eat a slice or eat one more slice.. Useful information here. Have a lovely day.

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        Karen Lackey 

        6 years ago from Ohio

        I have some near dead bananas. I am going to have to check out THE banana bread recipe! Well written!

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        Heather Henley 

        6 years ago from Buckfield, Maine

        Thanks, me too! :D

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        brackenb 

        6 years ago

        Useful hub - thank you, I love banana bread!

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