You want to make a quick banana bread for breakfast tomorrow and realized your bananas aren’t ripe enough to be used. There is a way to ripen bananas quickly without using a paper bag and I will show you exactly how to do it in the Air fryer or Oven
Line your air fryer basket with Perforated Parchment Paper or aluminum foil this is optional but helpful for cleanup as thr bananas may burst and leak into the basket and leave caramelized bits in there.
Place 3 or 4 unpeeled bananas in the air fryer basket.
Set timer to 300°F / 148°C air fry for 8 mins or till bananas are soft and the peel darkens and is completely black.
Let bananas cool then use for your recipes.
Or store in the refrigerator for later.
In the Oven
Preheat oven to 300°F / 148°C
Line a baking sheet with Parchment paper or foil for easy clean up.
Bake unpeeled bananas in preheated oven for 15 to 20 mins till the skin/ peel is completely black.
Let it cool and use immediately or save for later in the refrigerator.
Line air fryer basket with Perforated parchment paper to help with easy clean up. I didn’t do so when I took photos for this post, I had to clean up a bit of sticky stuff from the bottom of my air fryer.
Please use a pair of tongs to check if the bananas are soft so you don’t get burned.
Some bananas may have some black spots but are still not ripe enough for baking. Those are also great candidates for air frying.
Do not try ripen green bananas (completely unripe) it won’t taste nice in your banana bread.