*How do I ripen bananas quickly?
We get it—you have a couple of greenish bananas but you need banana bread stat. There are a few tricks you can use to get your hands on fresh banana bread as soon as possible. If you can possibly wait a day or so, placing unripe bananas in a paper bag with a ripe apple will encourage those bananas to hit adolescence earlier. If you need ripe bananas NOW, you can sort of ripen them by placing them in a 300°F oven (unpeeled, on a baking sheet) until they begin to darken and soften. These bananas won’t actually be more ripe but they will be softer and a little sweeter.