Ripen Banana in the Microwave

Pat Duran


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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makes 1 big cup of mashed banana


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


1Peel 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!

About Ripen Banana in the Microwave

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