When you’re in a pinch, and you need that banana bread stat, and your banans are still firm worry not! I have provided 3 ways in which to ripen bananas faster.
Bananas: All you will need are bananas that are yellow but still firm.
I experimented with the most effective methods for ripening bananas faster. If you follow these steps you will be baking banana bread in no time at all!
For complete instructions and a list of ingredients for 3 Ways to Ripen Bananas scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
- Place 3-4 bananas in a microwave-safe bowl. I prefer to use a glass bowl because yu will get a better view of what’s cookin’!
- Microwave the bananas in 30-second increments until you reach the desired mushiness. Take a fork and mash the bananas to test their texture. If they are soft, very wet, and mushy, you have reached the desired outcome for using bananas in baked desserts.
- Preheat your oven to 425°F. Place 3-4 bananas on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Check every 10 minutes. Mash with a fork. The bananas should be very mushy and wet.
Brown Bag Method
This method takes a little longer than the other methods but much faster than ripening them the old-fashioned way. Letting bananas ripen in a room-temperature area usually takes a day or two to ripen and longer for an extremely ripened state.
- Place 3-4 bananas with the skins on in a large brown paper bag. Completely close the paper bag, and store it in a semi-warm and dry location. After a few hours, the bananas will begin to ripen and form brown spots. That’s when you know the bananas are doing their thing!
I hope you love this visual tutorial on 3 ways you can ripen bananas. Put these methods to the test and then try the banans in my recipes:
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