You buy not-quite-ripe bananas at the grocery store in anticipation of making delicious banana bread a few days later. But when the time comes, and the recipe calls for ripe bananas, your bunch is still green. If heading back to the supermarket and hoping they've got the perfect yellow-on-the-outside, just-mushy-enough-on-the-inside fruit for you doesn't sound appealing, try this trick to ripen bananas without leaving your home.
As Little Things' DIY expert Jill Urban shares, baking your bananas is the quickest, easiest way to ripen them. And there's even a fun bonus: You can chop off the bottom of the peel and squeeze out the fruit so you never have to get your fingers sticky or soggy. Watch the magic for yourself below. Now if only there were a clever use for the creepy black peels that result.
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