How to Ripen Bananas Quickly

Need a bunch of overripe bananas for a recipe ASAP? I’l teach you how to ripen bananas fast with ease!

Put the bananas in a brown paper bag or airtight container and add an apple or tomato for an extra boost of ethylene. Seal the bag then leave it at room temperature overnight.

To ripen a banana in five minutes, place it on a microwave-safe plate. Then, poke the peel with a fork or knife to release steam. Microwave the banana in 30-second bursts, until it reaches your desired softness.

To use the oven method, preheat your oven to 300ºF. Then, place the unpeeled bananas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until they reach your desired softness.

feel free to try all these different methods and report back to us which you think is the best option. We all have our favorite tricks to make those yellow bananas reach peak ripeness!

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