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Bananas ripen on their own at room temperature, but if you’re in a hurry for ripe bananas, there are 2 stages of speed-ripening you can try. Both involve a paper bag, which creates an incubator effect around the fruit, trapping the gases it lets off as it ripens and thus speeding up the process.
In order to take advantage of the ethylene, either place the bananas by themselves in a paper bag but to ripen them extra-fast, add an apple or two to the bag; apples give off lots of ethylene, making them the best tool for quick-ripening.
You can also place bananas in warm areas such as near a heater, above your refrigerator, or in a cooling down oven. In the latter, make sure to check on them frequently. You’ll want to pull them out when brown spots begin to form.
You can bake the banana in the oven, it takes about 15-30 minutes to ripen. This method is great to ripen bananas for recipes because heat brings out the fruit’s sugar. Bananas cannot be overly green when using this method. Put unpeeled bananas on a baking sheet and place in an oven set at 300ºF.
Check frequently and You know they’re done when the peels become shiny and black.
Last method you can ripen the banana in the microwave. Take a fork or sharp knife and completely poke through the skin of the peel a couple of times on all sides. Place the banana in the microwave for 30 seconds. Let it cool slightly and check if desired softness is met. If not, microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Continue this process until desired ripeness is obtained.