I Want To Make Banana Bread And My Bananas Aren't Brown. Can I Still Make It?


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martha Profile
martha answered
You sure can, make sure they are ripe enough to be able to mush them all up.  but you do not have to have brown bananas to make the bread. Have fun and save me some  ha ha
Moe Pence Profile
Moe Pence answered
I mash them up on a dinner plate, put a piece of plastic wrap over them, and let them sit for a bit while I get all the other ingredients for the bread together.  You can also mash in a tablespoon of applesauce with them to get them a bit mushier (and it won't affect the taste at all!). 
I also add a half cup of drained crushed pineapple, or a 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries, or a 1/3 cup grated white or milk chocolate, or a 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips to the bread for variety.  My kids loved it marbled at times  -- take a cup of the batter and mix it with baker's cocoa, then blop it on top of the batter in the pan and lightly swirl it into the batter.
Hope your bread came out well when you made it!
Elisa Shuravloff-Gisler Profile
To brown them faster I reccommend freezing them, then thawing them, but thaw them on the counter. They don't have to be completely frozen for this to work, just put them in th freezer for 1-11/2 hours then take them out and let them get back to room temp.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yes, they'll change color with the heat and ingredients
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I am sure that you know that the reason for ripe bananas is the more ripe the more flavor. Yea one reason is to make them softer to mash but you can always use a food blender if need be. Also try adding some banana flavor if they are not to ripe and maybe add some yellow food coloring. I have tried it this way an my kids love it!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Bananas need to be over ripe for banana bread, they need to be very soft so you can mash them.
RUTHIE Profile
RUTHIE answered
I agree, as long as the Nana's are soft to mash with a fork then they're ready to use.  Don't forget to add the nuts!
Also, ripe mashed bananas can be frozen to use at a later date so there's never a banana wasted!

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