Today, Sofia is busy making banana muffins. We didn't have any over-ripened bananas on hand, so we learned something new today! To quickly ripen bananas, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Heat the oven to 300 degrees farenheit and bake for 20-30 minutes. To test for doneness, poke with your finger -- the banana should have a soft/squishy feel. Note: I protected my fingertip with a paper towel to avoid a burn while testing for doneness.
To remove the skin: let the bananas cool and then use a very sharp knife to make a single cut down the side of the banana. The inside should easily pop out!