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How to Ripen Bananas

Need to quickly ripen bananas for baked goods? Try using the oven!
Course Snack
Keyword bananas, how to ripen bananas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes


  • Unpeeled bananas


  • Preheat the oven to 300℉.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place unpeeled bananas on the sheet.
  • Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes. When ready, the bananas should be blackish-brown with some yellow spots.
  • Let cool and then scoop the bananas out of the peel. They will be mushy.


It's best to use slightly yellow or yellow bananas if ripening them in the oven. 
This method is only useful if you need the bananas for baking.