Ripen bananas in the oven in just 25 minutes so you no longer have to wait to make your favorite banana bread recipe. This express ripening tip guarantees perfectly ripe bananas in no time!

Banana bread season is among us and if you’re like me, you find yourself ready to make a loaf when you’re bananas are perfectly green and unripe. However, no longer do you have to despair or wait a week for those lovely brown speckles to appear because I have the perfect tip to help ripen bananas in the oven in under 30 minutes. I first saw a version of this method on The Kitchn but modified it to make the process even speedier. Here’s all you have to do:

Follow this express method to ripen bananas in the oven in 25 min. #kitchenhack via @holleygraingerClick To Tweet

How to Ripen Green Bananas in the Oven – Here’s the visuals and get the full recipe below

Place unripe bananas on parchment paper.

Watch out for little hands trying to swipe your “nana”

Roast for 25 minutes.

Let banana cool then peel.

Mash bananas and use in your favorite recipes.

The roasted bananas are so sweet and have a pudding-like consistency that I often like to sprinkle them with cinnamon and eat them as a dessert. With their higher sugar content, they make a good alternative sweetener. Two of my favorites that use ripe banana as a sweetener are Baked Banana Bread Oatmeal or Mini Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondie Cups.

Baked Banana Bread Oatmeal

Mini Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondie Cups

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How to ripen bananas in the oven from Holley Grainger