April 27th 2021 ・ 4 min reading
We’ve all been there, banana lovers. Sometimes, you really, really want to eat a tasty, top-quality Chiquita banana when you have a bunch sitting there on your counter, or in the store, looking tempting – and green. Completely unripe bananas! Or, you have a lovely bunch of perfectly yellow bananas and what you really need is some brown ones for baking. So, can you do anything with those green bananas to get them ready to eat? Or produce some brown bananas for delicious banana bread? Luckily, we have some great ideas for how to quickly ripen bananas to the perfect stage you need!
Okay, so how to quickly ripen bananas for baking? Recipes often call for overripe bananas, and if you want that level of ripeness the best way to achieve it is naturally, of course, allowing all those lovely natural sugars to develop as Mother Nature intended. But if you want banana bread now, there are some great hacks to get an acceptable brown banana for your bake. These methods are better used with yellow rather than green bananas, though nearly-ripe bananas would work.
So, remember, if all you can find in the store are green bananas, they can be at the perfect stage of ripeness within a day or two of purchase. All you need is the know-how!
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