8 SECRETS On How To Get Bananas To Ripen Fast +(13 ways To Slow Down Bananas From Ripening)

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Don’t you agree that you either end up having too many ripe, (=sweet) bananas at home, which you have to consume super fast before they turn rotten? Or non of them are ready and you desperately bite into one hoping it will all be okay. But then with the first, bite into the hard banana flesh the bitter, tasty puts you off that much that you can’t even finish it?

Well…if only there was a way how to get bananas to ripen FAST within minutes!

GREAT NEWS!

There is not only one way, there are 8 amazing tricks. The fastest way will speed up getting your sweet, gooey banana babies ready in *2 AMAZING, BL**DY MINUTES! *Plus I’ll share my secret hacks on how to stop bananas from ripening…Which you can use once they are fully ripened!

Bye-bye to rotten bananas!

How to manipulate the ripening process of bananas, that you have at any point in time ripe or unripe bananas available, when you need them to..

Rainbow recipes – tips on how how to get bananas to ripen fast + also slow down bananas from ripening.
How To Get Bananas To Ripen Fast – Within Minutes At Home
3 Easy ways how to speed up the ripening process with the oven, the AirFryer and the microwave.
The oven takes 15-20 minutes but you can make several bananas.
The AirFryer method takes about 8-10 minutes and you can make 1 portion (unless you have a very big one).
The microwave method takes only 2-4 minutes, and you can make 1-2 bananas.
Check out this recipe
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8 SECRETS On How To Get Bananas To Ripen Fast

Keep the Bananas together.
Leave them in a warm spot.
Store the bundle in a brown paper bag.
Store Bananas in a plastic bag.
Bake bananas In the oven.
Heat them up in the microwave.
Use the air fryer.
Place bananas near other fruit.

13 ways To Slow Down Bananas From Ripening

  1. Choose the right bananas.
  2. Separate bananas.
  3. Keep them in the fridge.
  4. Freeze bananas for later.
  5. Store bananas in cold places.
  6. Lay bananas in a bowl.
  7. Leave bananas out, at room temperature, not in a container.
  8. Get a banana container.
  9. Hang bananas on a hook.
  10. Use lime juice for cuts
  11. Wrap the ends of bananas in plastic foil.
  12. Store them in a SEALED plastic bag.
  13. Store bananas away from other fruits.

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Why do we love bananas so much?


Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, fibre, vitamin B6, folate, and other nutrients. Did you know that they also contain a compound called “ethylene,” which helps bananas ripen faster? 

They are also super filling, and therefore a good base for many healthy recipes.

Are bananas good for weight loss?

It’s not clear if bananas are good for weight loss. Because on one hand, they are fairly low in calories. 

On the other hand, they are high in fibre, and therefore very filling. But the downsides are the high amount of carbs and sugars, and the chances of the “sugar crash” that you could get if you have a banana-based meal. 

You might know, that ripe bananas are sweeter than unripe ones.

That’s why they are so, so, soooo tasty!

What you can do with bananas.

That’s why we love ripe them so much! Because they are so sweet when they ripen.

And we use them for maaaany amazing and healthy recipes. Like baking recipes and making the most refreshing, delicious smoothie recipes, DAH!

Or check out more smoothies, including tons of banana smoothies on Rainbow Recipes.

There are natural ways, and ways to nearly INSTANT ripen and slow down the ripening process.

Let me know in the comment section, which ways were known to you, or if you have found a new trick!

That would make my DAY!:)

P.S. I am personally always on a hunt for SUPER ripe bananas for my daily smoothie recipes, and that’s why I can’t wait to show you my hacks on how to make bananas ripen quicker.

Let’s go:


8 Ways on how to get bananas to ripen faster


1. Keep the Bananas together

A picture split into 2, the left shows banana on a hook and the right shows me (a girl) holding bananas
The left picture is from Alistair Smailes showing bananas in India, Kerala of different types of bananas.



Time: About 3-4 days (depending on ripening stage/ room temperature etc.)

Best: Raw, can be frozen afterwards for smoothies or baking once ripe

Downsides: It still takes a few days, for bananas to ripen.

Positives: You don’t need to do anything, as bananas come like this from the shop often.

This is a simple trick to ripen bananas quick: Always keep them in a bundle. Basically do nothing. Because they come like this already in the stores.

How come?

Because the more bananas are close together in one spot, the more ethylene gas is being produced in one area. And that gas is there to ripen fruits.]

A little explanation, for anyone who likes to find out more:

Because a fruit produces ethylene, it begins to create enzymes. These break down cell walls and starches and are the reason why the fruit becomes so soft and sweet over time.

Did you know?

You can rub the banana peel onto your mosquito bite (or on poison ivy), and the oil in the banana skin will prevent the bite from getting inflamed and itching?

2 . Leave them in a warm spot

A picture split into 2 the right is a whole pic of a fridge with a bowl of bananas stored. on the left is a close up

Time: About 2-3 days (depending on ripening stage/ room temperature etc.)

Best: Raw, can be frozen afterwards for smoothies or baking once ripe

Downsides: It still takes a few days, for bananas to ripen.

Positives: You don’t need to do anything, as bananas come like this from the shop often.

Any warm spot naturally speeds up the ripening process slowly, but steady for bananas. 

 You might have noticed, that bananas ripen faster if you place them in warmer spots, where the sun hits than in colder spots.

Warmer spots are: 
  • Above the fridge
  • In front of the kitchen window (in the sunlight)
  • Near, above the microwave
  • Near the oven-ripened
Colder spots are: 
  • In the basement
  • Storage room
  • Cupboards

3. Store the bundle in a brown paper bag 

Time: 1-2 days (depends on ripeness)

Best: Raw, Baking in a few days, For smoothie preparation, then to be frozen in 4-5 days), 

Downsides: Can’t consume instantly. Green bananas might need longer. It’s a natural way of ripening the fruit.

Positives: You can prepare multiple at the same time.

How do you make bananas ripen faster using a brown paper bag?

It’s pretty simple.

Step-by-Step Guide – How to ripen bananas fast using a PLASTIC BAG:

1. Place a bundle of bananas into the brown paper bag. Leave the banana together in a bundle if possible.

2. Leave the bag open so air can circulate inside.

3. Place them somewhere at room temperature overnight, ideally at a naturally warm place: On top of the fridge, near the microwave, at the window, etc.

4. Check the bag daily, to see if the bananas have turned yellow (with spots), and are ripe.

How does the ripening process work though with the paper bag?

That’s because oxygen will get into the bag and ethylene gas will be produced from the fruits of the banana. This will ripen the bananas pretty quickly. And it’s a great way because the bananas are laying in a small space, where the gas can’t escape quickly.

But just enough, for the oxygen to get through.

4. Store Bananas in the plastic bag 

Time: 3-4 days (depends on ripeness)

Best: Raw, Baking in a few days, For smoothie preparation, then to be frozen in 4-5 days), You can prepare multiple at the same time.

Downsides: Can’t consume instantly. Green bananas might need longer.

Yes, guys! This is a SUPER easy method on how to get bananas to ripen fast, overnight at home.

It’s not as fast as if you would use a microwave, oven, or AirFryer. 

But it’s a more natural way, and if you have time, then why not, right? Plus anyone has got a plastic bag at home, from a shopping trip, right?

And if you have time to plan, this might be your way.

PLUS, the GAS prices have been exploding in the last months and you might want to find cheaper ways to speed up the ripening process. And this should give you a good reason to find more natural and cheaper ways to turn your yellow-green babies, sweet.

Step-by-Step Guide – How to ripen bananas fast using a PLASTIC BAG:

1. Wrap the bundle of bananas into a plastic bag, like a shopping bag from Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, or Walmart.

2. Spray a little water inside the bag over the bananas.

3. Hang up the bag with the bananas somewhere in your kitchen, and wait.

Why should this work?

Because the ethylene gas is being produced and will come out of the bananas, because of the heat and moisture inside the bag. This will ripen the bananas, naturally.

NOTE: Storing bananas in plastic bags seems like a great and simple idea on how to get bananas to ripen fast, but be wary. Bananas can easily rot in such an environment. So better keep an eye out, if you choose this method.

5. Bake bananas in the oven.

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Time: 15-20 minutes 

Best: For either baking, breakfasts, (baked bananas), porridge THE SAME DAY or prepare banana mash (and freeze afterwards) 

Downsides: It’s not a natural method (you need to use gas)

Positives: It only takes a few minutes. Plus you can prepare multiple at the same time. 

Why you HAVE TO try it:

Are you wondering, how to get bananas to ripen fast in the oven? 

If you haven’t tried this method yet, you have missed something! 

This is by far one of the most popular and easy ways to “cheat” a banana from ripening in the fastest way possible. 

And create delicious baked banana recipes, directly from baking and ripening the bananas in the oven. Because they are super gooey and sweet, and warm coming from the oven. Plus you can make several at the same time.

Don’t be shocked though, if after doing this the first time.

Because the shell you the bananas, will turn brownish-BLACK! 😀

What you can make with oven-ripened banana dishes:

But the inside (as I call it the “flesh”) of the bananas, is still yellow… When the whole banana is turned brown-black, you’ll know, that the banana is baked, and is ready to be eaten. (*BEST MOMENT)*

For a baked banana dish, you could add either cacao, and cacao nibs, or honey and cinnamon or lime juice over the bananas and eat it straight out of the peel.

RELATED3 BESTS + EASY Recipes for Baked bananas 

Or you can go ahead, let it cool down a little and make banana bread with the cookies, pancakes, muffins and so much more!

I always use them for smoothies. If I haven’t planned, but know tomorrow I NEED to make smoothies (big emergency, right:)), then we could ripen them in the oven, let them completely cool down and freeze them overnight.

Step-by-Step Guide – how to ripen banana fast in the oven:

  • Firstly, preheat the oven to 350° degrees.
  •   Afterwards, place the baking paper on a baking tray. 
  •  Lay also your bananas (with their peel) on the tray. You can clean the skin with a kitchen towel and some water slightly before, to make sure they are clean from bacteria.
  •   Then, transfer the tray into the oven and bake on low heat until the skin turns very dark brown-black. That’s around 15-20 minutes later.
  •   Take the tray out, let them cool down for 1 min, and enjoy!

6. Heat up In the microwave

Time: 30 sec intervals: 3-4 minutes 

Best: For one portion for your breakfasts, (baked bananas), porridge THE SAME DAY.

Downsides: It’s not a natural method (you need to use electricity). Plus you can’t do more than 1-2 bananas at the same time.

Positives: It’s the fastest, nearly instant, method to ripen bananas quickly.

This method of how to get bananas to ripen fast is ideal when you have absolutely NO TIME and are in hurry. Like on a bloody Monday morning. When you need to get your kiddies, dressed for school. Have only a few minutes to prepare their breakfasts and your own, and realised: BUGGER, the bananas are pre-ripe!

That’s the moment, where you can pop them into the microwave.

Step-by-Step Guide on how to get bananas to ripen faster in the Microwave:

  • 1. Poke little holes into the banana skin, with a sharp knife.
  • 2. Place the banana on a micro microwave-safe plate, with peal (skin).
  • 3. Microwave the banana in 30-second inter falls for about 2-4 minutes, until soft.

It depends on the ripening stage of the banana, and how long you have to bake the banana in the microwave. 

Once the banana is getting soft, and a little juice is coming out of the holes of the skin, it’s ready!

NOTE: I found, that this method is not THE best with bright green bananas. I’d rather use the oven method, as it will cook it better and more thoroughly.

Did you know?


Is the fibre in banana plants being used to make fabric and paper in some cultures like in Japan? 

7. Use an Air Fryer

A picture split into 2, shows a before and after picture of a very yellow banana with brown spots on the left and on the right a black banana, after being baked, with overlay text

Time: 8-10 minutes.

Best: For one portion for your breakfasts, (baked bananas), porridge THE SAME DAY.

Downsides: It’s not a natural method (you need to use electricity). You can only do one banana at a time.

Positives: This is the thirst fastest method to get bananas to ripen faster, after using the oven and microwave.

Don’t we all love the air-fryer method?!

If you can Air Frye your ingredient, it is not a proper recipe anymore, right? 😀 

This method to ripen bananas quickly also works, due to the extreme heat, that the bananas are facing.

Step-by-Step Guide on how to get bananas to ripen faster in the AirFryer:

The length also varies. So keep an eye on your banana, as it could be ready sooner. 

When the banana peel has turned fully dark brown, and the flesh is soft inside, it is ready.

Let it cool down, and enjoy.

NOTE

This method does not work well with GREEN bananas, as Air Fryer Yum points out. Only if you have bananas, that are semi-ripe, or yellow, then you can speed up the ripening process with the AirFrying method.

But it won’t work well with green bananas, as they are too underdeveloped.

8. Place them near other fruits

A picture of a bunch of different fruits next to each other, like pineapple, bananas, kiwis and more with pink background

Time: 2-3 days, approx. (depends on the amount/type of fruits, and ripeness stage)

Best: Raw, in a few days time

Downsides: It takes time. It’s a little unpredictable. Only specific fruits produce ethylene gas.

Positives: This ripening process of bananas is very natural and doesn’t need much besides other fruits, you have around.

Not only bananas can produce ethylene gas, but also some other fruits do.

Did you notice, when you store your bananas in your fruit basket, that suddenly all fruits were ripe?

Not always ideal.

It can be a good thing, but it can be also annoying.

The fruits, that make bananas ripen fast are:

  • apples
  • avocados
  • figs
  • melons
  • pears
  • peaches
  • tomatoes (moderate)
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • cauliflower
  • Cucumber 
  • Passion fruit

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How To Get Bananas To Ripen Fast – Within Minutes At Home

3 Easy ways how to speed up the ripening process with the oven, the AirFryer and the microwave.
The oven takes 15-20 minutes but you can make several bananas.
The AirFryer method takes about 8-10 minutes and you can make 1 portion (unless you have a very big one).
The microwave method takes only 2-4 minutes, and you can make 1-2 bananas.
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, dinner, meal replacement, smoothie
Cuisine American
Calories 105 kcal

Equipment

  • oven or microwave, or AirFryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1-3 pcs banana (or more)

Instructions
 

Oven (15-20 minutes)

  • Firstly, preheat the oven to 350° degrees.
  • Afterwards, place the baking paper on a baking tray.
  • Lay also your bananas (with their peel) on the tray. You can clean the skin with a kitchen towel and some water slightly before, to make sure they are clean from bacteria.
  • Add little holes (with a fork or knife) into the banana skin).
  • Then, transfer the tray with the bananas, into the oven and bake on low heat until the skin turns very dark brown-black.
  • That’s around 15-20 minutes later.
  •  Take the tray out, let them cool down for 1 min, and enjoy!

Microwave: 30-sec intervals: 2-4 minutes 

  •  Poke little holes into the banana skin, with a sharp knife.
  • Place the banana on a micro microwave-safe plate, with peal (skin).
  • Microwave the banana in 30-second inter falls for about 2-4 minutes, until soft.

AirFryer (8-10 min)

Did you know?


In Korea, you can buy a pack of bananas, that are all in different ripening stages? From unripe to very ripe. (It’s just a shame they are wrapped in plastic, due to the environmental fact!) otherwise A very smart idea.


13 Secrets On How To Keep Bananas From Ripening Too Fast


1. Choose the right bananas

A picture showing a huge cluster of yellow bananas on a banana hanging

This should be kind of obvious, but make sure that you plan when you go and buy your bananas. If you know, that you are not going to consume the bananas, within the next few days, then buy green bananas. 

If you might need them in a few days, you can always buy yellow-green ones. 

Worst case you know by now how to speed up the ripening process. That’s much easier than trying to “eat them fast”.

TIP:

Ripe bananas will need to be consumed within 3 days. This gives you an indication of how much time you have.

Note:

Also make sure to not big already bruised bananas, with slices or cuts in. Because they go off and turn brown quicker.

2. Separate the bananas

A picture split into 2, the right picture shows bananas in a row in all ripening stages from unripe to very ripe, the left side is a extreme close up of a bundle of bananas

Bananas ripen fast when they are together, in a bundle. Plus they can ripen faster when they are close so some types of other fruits.

Because other fruits can also produce ethylene gas, just like bananas, which make fruits ripen fast.

That’s why it’s best if you separate them from each other, and also from other fruits.

NOTE: “how much faster do bananas ripen when they are in a bundle vs separate

Make sure though, to separate them, and put them as far as possible away from each other. Otherwise, as a great experiment from yuppiechef.com shows, the bananas will ripen in the same paste if they laying next to each other separated or together as a bunch.

3. Keep them in the fridge

A close up of green preripe bananas
Close-up shots of green and yellow unripe bananas (Pic: Jay D.)

When you leave unripe bananas in the fridge you can slow down or “pause” the ripening process by UNBELIEVABLE 1-2 weeks!! 

This is one of the most effective strategies I would say to slow down the ripening process.

Maybe a little annoying only that they take over so much fridge space. Especially if you are a big banana fan, like me and have a huge bundle of bananas in your house. 

(As a smoothie lover, they are just a key ingredient!)

NOTE:

Ideally place the fruits in a sealed plastic bag, to make sure they are safe from other fruits.

4. Freeze Bananas for later

Freezing is another way how to avoid bananas from ripening. Although, it might be not the best method, as then you need to thaw the bananas and it’s a little of a hassle.

It is however a great method, for when they have reached your “ideal” ripening stage, and you then don’t want to eat them on the same day. That’s when it is the ideal moment to prepare them for the freezer. See here how to store them correctly.

  1. Place your banana in a SEALED plastic bag.
  2. Place the sealed plastic bag with the banana in the fridge.

5. Store bananas in a cold place

To slow down the ripening process of bananas you can either store bananas in the fridge, but can also overall avoid, not putting them in your warmest spots. 

Like most people store bananas above the fridge.

NOT KNOWING, this is one of THE warmest places in the kitchen, and causes the bananas to ripen faster.

More hot places to avoid are: near the microwave, oven and in front of the window, where the bananas would get sunlight or heat. 

If you have a dark cupboard, where it’s a little cooler, then store the fruits better there.

The ideal temperature to store bananas is 54d degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Lay bananas in a bowl

Bananas get easily bruised. If you want to slow down the ripening process in a natural way, and don’t want to necessarily take away fridge space, you can store it in a bowl. 

This avoids, that the fruit gets bruises or marks easily. 

NOTE:

Ensure to please the fruit upside down, inside the bowl. This is the only time I ever heard about this, but apparently, this is supposed to help What do you think? Leave me a comment below!

7. Leave bananas out, at room temperature, not in a container.

A picture of a hand holding a bunch of bananas

As we know by now if you place a banana in a plastic bag or a paper bag you would speed up the ripening process of these babies. 

So, just do the opposite, and ensure they are not in any bag.

8. Get a banana container.

What’s that? It’s this cuter, often yellow banana Tupperware, in the shape of a banana, which is ideal not only for travelling.

Maybe you have seen your colleague having one at work to transport a banana to work. 

At least I was always wondering, why the hell you would need that!

But in reality, it’s s super useful little Tupperware, that protects your banana from bruising, and these yellow little fruits have TO BE PROTECTED from bruising.

Why?

Because once they are bruised they get fast MUSHY and ripen faster. 

9. Hang bananas on a hook

To make sure, that your banana hangs the right distance away from other fruits, and at the same time won’t get bruised, some smart genius invented banana hooks.

As we know, bruising is THE END of a banana. (well bit dramatised, but they do ripen faster once they are bruised)

So get your hook guys. Plus, they look quite nice in the kitchen!

10. Use lime juice for cuts

If your bananas have cuts, or you used half a banana, simply squeeze lime juice over the cuts. And this keeps the banana from turning dark.

11. Wrap the ends of bananas in plastic foil

A picture split into 2, the left shows two hand wrapping foil around the end of a banana and the right pic is a close up

Have you ever heard about this little, but smart hack, to keep bananas from ripening too fast?

I bet you have some clear foil in your kitchen drawers, right?

Start by wrapping the foil around the stems (long ends) of the bananas.

Because this will prevent the ethylene gas to come out, and therefore avoid the ripening production process from happening.

What is also does it prevents a big part is that the banana stems absorb the ethylene gas of nearby fruits.

TIP:

It’s best if you individually wrap them closely and tightly around each stem. This way you don’t need to unwrap (EVER) the plastic (only if you want to reuse it again) from your bananas, and you can use as many bananas without removing the plastic. Just chop off the ends.

12. Store them in a SEALED plastic bag

I bet you are confused now, right?

Just above in the section on how to speed up the ripening process I have mentioned, that you should store them in a plastic bag. 

Correct.

BUT, If you SEAL the plastic bag, then this will PREVENT the ripening, and only slowly ripen the bananas. 

Because bananas need oxygen to ripen, that’s why you would need to keep them in an open bag, to speed up the process.

To slow it down, seal the bag, and you can eat your bananas in about 1 week roughly

13. Store bananas away from other fruits

As mentioned, also some other fruits can produce ethylene gas just like bananas. If you want to avoid bananas to turn from green to yellow, then better make sure to keep a big gap between the fruits. 

Did you know?


You can use the inside of banana peels to clean, and polish leather shoes and house plants.

Now, this part is also quite key when it comes to the ripening process…

we kind of covered it, but let’s talk about it one more time, shall we?

Visual Overview


How to Store Bananas


1.) You can freeze whole bananas with their skin. Place them into freezer bags. Label them with a date.

NOTE:

This is not a good method if you want to make smoothies, because for that you want to have small slices, as to not break the blender.

2.) Or you can take bananas peel, and slice them into 0.5 cm slices.

Put them onto a tray, and played out with parchment paper, for about 30 minutes. Afterwards, you can simply move them into smaller freezer bags (like silicone bags).

3.) You can also freeze banana mash.

You can also mash up bananas, and transfer them into freezer-safe containers or freezer bags. Simply remove the access air (from the bags), and ideally label how many bananas you mashed up per container/bag.

Afterwards add the date, if you are planning to freeze them for several months.

How long do frozen bananas last?

You can freeze bananas for up to 6 months, until they might develop freezer burn, according to healthline.com.


How to choose Bananas at the Store


Deepening on when you want to eat the bananas, it’s good to take a close look at what bananas look like at the store. If they are fully green, they are underdeveloped and need up to a week to ripen.


If bananas are evenly yellow, they might need about 2 -4 days to be fully ripe and develop brown spots. Because the more brown spots the bananas have, the riper and sweeter the bananas are.

It’s good to choose a bunch of bananas, that are yellow, and green banana, to give you more time. And as we have seen above in the article there are always ways to quickly speed up the ripening process if needed.

Smart Banana Planning Hack, to always have ripe, bananas

  • My tip is to buy yellow to green bananas in a big bunch.
  • Then I divided them into about 3×3 groups. (2-3 bananas each)
    (Because 1 ripe banana is good up to around 3 days. But you can extent it in the fridge)
  • The first I pack I will store into a sealed plastic bag and leave in the fridge,(to slow down it’s ripening process) which good the week after.
  • Another banana bundle can be stored at a warm spot (like above the fridge), so they will be ready within 3-4 days.
  • The rest of the bananas could be left to ripen naturally (but away from other fruits, and sunlight).
  • And in the first 3-4 days I can still eat leftover bananas from the previous shopping.
  • TADAAAA!

Should you have finished your leftover bananas and need ripe bananas quicker, then either place some banans either in the brown/ plastic bag or heat them in the oven/microwave or Airfryer.

What do you think?? What’s your strategy of? Are you planning of changing yours?


How do thaw bananas quickly, after frozen?


Method 1 – Thaw bananas by using the microwave

Use a microwave to thaw your bananas for about 2-4 minutes. Keep stirring in 1-minute intervals, and if you are making a banana mash, then mash them between the inter falls.

Method 2 – Thaw bananas for smoothies, at room temperature.

If you are going to make smoothies, there is no need to thaw them for a long time. You could just take them out 10-20 minutes beforehand, so as to not be too harsh on the blender.

Mango Banana Smoothie with Secret Ingredient
Method 3 – Thaw bananas for smoothies, using a warm water bath.

Another method is, if you have a little more time, to place the frozen bananas from the fridge in a plastic bag (if they are not already in one). Then lay this bag with the banana in a warm water bath for about 10-15 minutes.

RESULT:

And, what is your favourite method of speeding up the ripening process?

As you have seen there are pleeenty of ways, to you can ripen bananas quickly, at any time, on any day you need them to.

Just like Magic, right?

Little spooky, in my eyes.

Through natural ways… And By using machines and heat.

But what if bananas ripen too fast?

Sometimes you buy bananas and whoopsiedido…

ALL of them, are COVERED in little brown dots! Deliciously sweet, but not ideal, if you quickly find ideas to turn them into recipes.

That’s why it’s good to know tips and tricks on how to stop bananas from ripening fast. 

Are you ready??


How to Use Ripe Bananas?


A black ripened banana
  • Smoothies
  • Pancakes
  • Cookies
  • Porridge
  • Muffin
  • Pancake

and many more ripe banana-based recipes.

Especially in smoothies ripe, frozen bananas are great, because you don’t need to add any sugars or other sweeteners to your blender. Unless you looooove it super sweet.

Amazing Smoothie recipes with overripe bananas, you’ll love:


Q & A


Questions and Answers about the ripening, storing and thawing process of bananas

Comments & Feedback


A collage of pictures of different bananas in different colours, ripening stages, the plant and a girl holding it

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Are your bananas ripening too fast or too slow?? Please comment below.

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