How should i store banana bread?
Banana bread is best stored covered in plastic wrap or foil. It can sit at room temperature for 2-3 days, or refrigerated for up to a week.
To freeze, we like to cut it into slices and individually wrap each slice in plastic wrap, then place the slices in a large, resealable ziploc freezer bag.
That way, we can grab them and go when we’re on the run out the door as a quick snack or breakfast in a pinch.
can i still make this recipe even if my banana’s aren’t browned?
This recipe tastes best with ripened brown bananas. It can be a little difficult to mash them, if they are still green. The texture will be totally different if you use green or slightly green bananas, compared to ripened brown bananas.
The other reason we use ripe bananas, is because they are sweeter and the banana’s natural sugars have developed and multiplied, which will make your bread a little sweeter.
You can use non-ripe bananas, however we discourage it.
However, there are some ways you can ripen your banana a little quicker. Here is how:
- Place them in a brown paper bag overnight. Twist the top so no air gets in, and put it in a warmer place. I usually put mine on the stove top, if my oven is on. If you want to really speed up the process, put only one or two bananas in each bag.
- You can also microwave your banana for 20-30 seconds (with the peel on) then let it sit for about 20-30 minutes on the counter.
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