How To Quickly Ripen Bananas in the Oven or Air Fryer

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Here's a simple trick to get perfectly ripe bananas for recipes like banana bread!

Quick & Easy!

Ripen bananas in the oven in just 20 minutes or in the air fryer in 8 minutes!

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Step-by-step instructions

Follow my easy instructions for success! 

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Step 1: Place unripe bananas on a lined sheet pan.  Place in the oven.


Step 2: Bake at 300°F for 20-30 minutes until skins are black. Cool, then peel.


Step 3: Place unripe bananas in a single layer in a lined air fryer basket.


Step 4: Cook at 300°F for 8-9 minutes until skins are black. Cool, then peel.


Step 5: Mash the bananas with a fork and use in your favorite recipes!


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Dr. Sonali Ruder aka  The Foodie Physician

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