Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Banana Jam Recipe

This is a very simple recipe for banana jam. I made banana jam for the first time this week and it was absolutely delicious. I have never heard of nor tried banana jam previously. I don’t know why banana jam is not sold in supermarkets, there must be a valid reason for this.

Few points to note. The bananas must be really ripe. And lemon juice is important to stop the bananas from turning dark. I’ve included water in the recipe, its optional. Add water if the mixture seems dry in the beginning. Alternatively you can add orange juice or honey.

5 ripe bananas, mashed
3 tablespoon lime juice
½ cup water (optional)
1½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)

1.      Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil
2.      Reduce the heat and gently simmer until the jam is set. Stir often. This will take about 30-40 minutes
3.      Place the jam into sterilized jars


  1. How can I use real vanilla beans in this recipe? Throw a whole bean in it while it is simmering?

  2. Anonymous: it would be better to split the beans, scrape and seeds and add it together with the pods at the start of the process


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