Some of the best kitchen hacks make up for lack of planning. Or, shall we say, tips which allow spontaneous cooking or baking. Case in point – today I simply HAD to make a batch of vegan quinoa breakfast bars. But, my bananas were days away from achieving the squishy, mottled brown state only a baker could love. So, I was thrilled to find this tip from the Kitchn. Here’s how to quickly ripen bananas in the oven for baking.
Simply place yellow bananas on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 300º F for 30 to 40 minutes. Baking time will depend on the size of the bananas, the level of ripeness of the unbaked bananas and the amount of ripeness desired.