A baking tip: Ripening bananas

Hello, there! First off, I want to apologize for my lack of a recipe-related post yesterday. I’ve been sick all week, and so I wasn’t as able to stay on top of my posts as I would have liked to have been.

However, to slightly make up for my missing post, I want to offer you a tip today. While browsing Feedly, my attention was caught by a post from The Kitchn – Can You Quickly Ripen Bananas in the Oven for Last-Minute Banana Bread?

I have to admit, the title definitely made me curious. I like banana bread and banana muffins, and I often get a craving for them. But sometimes, the thought of having to wait for the bananas to ripen so that I can actually make something tends to put an end to that craving. So the idea of ripening bananas in the oven definitely appealed to me.

But this was one of The Kitchn’s tip-testing posts, and so I knew there was a chance they would disprove it. I clicked anyway, hoping for the best.

Well, it turns out the tip works. The Kitchn’s test showed that ripening the bananas in the oven was the perfect way to get bananas to the point where you can bake with them.

I’m not sure about you, but I think this tip is going to mean a lot more banana bread and muffins in my future.

2 thoughts on “A baking tip: Ripening bananas

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  1. Well, that’s interesting! Who would have thought it? I recently made chocolate chip banana cupcakes for my son’s bday, and at the beginning of the week I made sure to let my husband know that he was not to touch the two bananas we had, b/c I needed them to sit there and get ripe for the cupcakes. =)

    1. I never would have thought of it, that’s for sure. I usually do the same as you – buy the bananas about a week ahead of time and then make sure they don’t get eaten.

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