Thursday, 1 May 2014


How to Quickly Ripen Bananas for Banana Bread

How to Quickly Ripen Bananas for Banana Bread
Leave your bananas in a bunch. When separated, bananas ripen more slowly. To quickly ripen bananas for banana bread, leave them connected and place them in a warm location.

How to Quickly Ripen Bananas for Banana Bread
Place the bananas in a brown paper bag and close tightly. Fruits give off ethylene gas during the ripening process, and keeping them inside a paper bag will speed up the process by trapping the gas. A plastic, sealable bag will also work, but is not as effective as a paper bag because the gases cannot circulate as freely inside a plastic bag.

Check your bananas every few hours while they are ripening inside the paper or plastic bag. Green bananas will usually fully ripen within 24 hours.

How to Quickly Ripen Bananas for Banana Bread
Add an apple to the brown paper bag to accelerate the ripening process even more. Place an uncut apple into the bottom of the bag, and then place the bananas on top of the apple. Seal the bag and check on the bananas every few hours.

5   Heat the bananas in the oven at 300 degrees F until the peel turns black. While this does not truly ripen the bananas, it will sweeten them and alter their texture, making them suitable for use when baking banana bread.

6  Avoid storing unripe bananas in the refrigerator, even for only a day or two. Refrigeration interferes with the ripening process, which cannot be restored even after you bring the bananas back.
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