Pat Duran Recipe

Ripen Banana in the Microwave

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter


Rating:
Serves:
makes 1 big cup of mashed banana
Method:
Microwave
Comments:

This was so easy in the microwave. Whether you want to use the mashed bananas in sweet bread recipes, mashed up with graham crackers for baby,in your brownie recipes, or banana cake, dips, spreads, sauces or smoothies- this is a fast and safe way to get those bananas ripe.

Ingredients

3 medium
or large banana, sliced
1 medium
microwave safe bowl
1 medium
piece of waxed paper

Directions Step-By-Step

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Peel and slice banana or bananas in a microwave safe bowl.
Cover with waxed paper.
Microwave for one minute.
Mash with a fork.
Let cool.
Ready to use in your favorite recipe when cool and have ripened(turned dark).
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Note:
I sliced 3 bananas in a bowl and it only took 1 minute to get them ripe.
But every microwave is different.
Make sure to let them cool on the cupboard as they turn black and ripen sweetly as they cool. Hugs,Pat
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Note:
Here is another banana fact:
Place a piece of plastic wrap or foil tightly around the stem ends of a bunch of banana and they will stay fresh and yellow longer and not turn dark- if you want to keep them fresh. It works I've tried it. Have had bananas on the counter for 1 week already still fresh!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads, Dips, Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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22 Comments

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Jun 13, 2015 - Pat Duran shared this recipe with discussion group: Microwave Magic.
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Bobbi Gulla BobbiGee
Oct 30, 2012
Mary, I've already been adopted by 1 of our JAP sisters & she does amazing things for me!!!! But I keep what she does for me private... I don't want anyone to think she's playing favorites. She loves all of us equally. I'm a good secret keeper!

I don't want to make you uncomfortable, but my private email address is

bobbig0526@comcast.net

There's something I'd like to ask you that's private. Don't worry, nothing weird, just not something I'd ask in "public". It's more in the nature of a favor, that won't cost you anything....just info.

If you're not comfortable using private email, don't do it. I would NEVER want to put you in an uncomfortable position. I've already done this with 6 people. We also pass along "appropriate" jokes. I can give you references if you want to check with them. j/k ;-)

BTW, the topic is "fudge". I told you, nothing to fear.... But follow your gut instincts. I won't take it personally.

The mexican oregano sounds great! Have you tried a spice called "adobo"? I use the Goya brand name & its not expensive. I think it has cumin in it, but I'm not sure. I LOVE it on meat and chicken. I don't like fish so I can't tell you about that.

Happy cooking!!!
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mary christman AKER
Oct 30, 2012
LOL I ASKED PAT TO ADOPT ME BUT I'M 66 AND SHE'S NOT MUCH OLDER THAN ME SHE HAS SO MANY GOOD RECIPES, I MAKE THEM AS GIFTS I ALSO MAKE A LADY AT MY SON'S WORK FUDGE EVERY CHRISTMAS AFTER HEARING SHE WAS FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND SHE WENT WILD OVER MY FUDGE AT CHRISTMAS ONE YEAR IT TOOK ME 4 YEARS TO FINALLY MEET HER ..THEY NEVER HAD CANDY WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG SO NOW WHEN SHE COMES BACK FROM VISITING HER FAMILY SHE BROUGHT ME MEXICAN OREGANO ITS FINER GROUND AND MORE FLAVOR. I USE IT IN EVERYTHING