Ripen Banana in the Microwave

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: makes 1 big cup of mashed banana
Cooking Method: Microwave


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

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Pat Duran Recipe
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Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Aug 2011
Pat's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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).
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
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!

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user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Oct 27, 2012
Check out this idea too! That's where I got mine!
Ripen Bananas in 1 hour
user Lyn Starr lynstarr - Oct 27, 2012
Thanks Pat!! I usually can't wait for my bananas to ripe the old fashion way LOL!!
user Bobbi Gulla BobbiGee - Oct 27, 2012
Quicky & Easy & healthy too. Gotta get that potassium in. I don't like unripe banas. TY for sharing!!!!
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Oct 27, 2012
Bobbi--This recipe is for baking and cooking with bananas. Unless you like to eat them like that. You know when my children were small that was something I gave them because that is what my mom said she gave me when I was a baby. 1/2 a banana mashed up with graham cracker crumbs,and mixed together. I used to eat it with them.LOL

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