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Banana Jam


3 cups


25 minutes


Easy, sweet and aromatic homemade banana jam with overripe bananas, sugar, ground cinnamon and fresh lime. This easy banana jam recipe is great on morning toasts and more!


– 1 1/2 lbs. (700 g) peeled overripe bananas – 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar – 2 tablespoons brown sugar – 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice – 2 tablespoons water – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 3 dashes ground cinnamon – 1 tablespoon rum, optional

Step 1

 Mash the bananas with the back of a fork or using a smasher. The bananas should have tiny chunks.

Step 2

Transfer the mashed bananas to a pot. Simmer over low heat. Add the sugar, brown sugar, lime juice, water and salt. Stir to combine well.

Step 3

Continue to simmer—stirring occasionally—for about 10-15 minutes, until the banana jam becomes slightly thickened. Stir in the ground cinnamon and rum, if using.

Step 4

Remove from heat, let cool completely before transferring the jam to an air-tight container.

Step 5

You may keep the banana jam in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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