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How to Ripen Bananas

When you are craving that perfect slice of banana bread, but those bananas on the counter are just not ripe enough, what is one to do? No fear here's how to quickly ripen bananas so they will be overripe and sweet for all your baking recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Kitchen Tips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bananas for baking, how to ripen bananas, kitchen tips
Servings: 1
Calories: 105kcal


  • Unpeeled Banana s


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the bananas on a foil or parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes. You can flip the banana about halfway through the process for a nice even ripening, but it's not totally necessary.
  • When done the banana will turn black all over. Don't worry it's not burned, just nice and sweet.
  • Let the bananas cool and then scoop out banana pulp from peel with a spoon and mash.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g