But before you know it, those little green tips disappear and out come the dreaded brown spots. It's really hard to push those off on the family. They just know a mushy banana is inside and they aren't buying it.
If you're not in the mood to cook up a couple of batches of banana bread, try this tip to make very ripe bananas more appealing:
Slice the banana into a small bowl or cup, then splash with orange juice. Wait 3-5 minutes then serve. The acid in the OJ firms up the banana just enough to give it a less-mushy texture, and the orange-banana taste is a definite plus.