Under normal circumstances if you want to make banana bread you just wait for the bananas in your fruit bowl to turn as black as possible. It’s perfect, you feel good about not wasting bananas and then you have banana bread.
However if you want to make 7 banana bread recipes in a weekend you might be on a bit of a time crunch and you can’t wait for the bananas to naturally age and turn perfectly ripe for banana bread. If you’re in a rush like me, all you have to do is bake the bananas.Print
How to Brown Bananas for Banana Bread
Can't wait to bake banana bread? Here's an easy way to speed up the ripening process.
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 30 minutes
Preheat your oven to 300ºF.
Fit a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place bananas on the parchment paper (keep the peels on y’all!)
Bake for 20-30 minutes until they are black.
Cool them on the tray before making your banana bread.