Monday, February 9, 2015

Banana Jam-A Refrigerator Spread

I just had to make some Banana Jam as soon as I saw it! Picked up reduced brown bananas at the supermarket and figure 3 1/2 jelly jars cost me about $1 total-gotta love that. Several recipes I saw said you could can it using a water bath if you mashed the bananas very smooth and added the called for lemon or lime juice. I whipped up a batch yesterday, it tasted great and stayed a nice light color. I was happy:@)

What I noticed this morning was, the jars I processed in the water bath separated over night.
This did not make me happy.
Do I still suggest trying it?
Yes, but because of this development, I recommend making a half batch and storing it in the fridge.
The jam in the fridge stayed very nice and is good on a bagel with either peanut butter or cream cheese.

Banana Jam-from several sources on the Net
2 C very finely mashed bananas
2 C sugar
2 Tblsp lemon or lime juice
Mix everything in pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes. Store in sterilized jars in the fridge. 

Keep trying new things and have a happy day:@)


  1. I bet this is good stuff! I know some little ones that would lap this up!

  2. Too bad about the jam separation, Lynn, but thanks for giving your advice. I'll bet it tastes wonderful on peanut butter toast!

  3. My mother would love this (and it would be a delicious way to add potassium to her diet).

  4. I can imagine so many ways to enjoy this! I wonder why it separated? I love trying new things too.

  5. Sounds like a great recipe and thanks for the tip. I'm not happy when those kinds of things happen to me either.

  6. I have never heard of this before but what a great way to use the bananas. I love fresh but don't like the flavor of cooked so I never know what to do with the super ripe ones. The water bath ones really kept their color though! That is great!!!

  7. Every recipe I have made from your blog has been a winner and this one looks wonderful too. We love bananas but never can eat the large quantity from our local Produce Junction (do you have Product Junction in your area?) Even though they are inexpensive I hate wasting so this banana jam would be a great way to finish them up. Looks and sounds delicious!

  8. I never can find ripe bananas in the store, nor do we have ever have brown ones. I bought a couple tonight that were "darkening" to make a banana bread recipe this weekend. This looks so good, bet it would be amazing on pancakes. Wonder why they separated?

  9. My daughter eats cases... literally.. a case of banana's every week. I bought her a ninja blender for christmas and each morning she fills it with bananas. It's always funny when she walks in from the store carrying this huge box of bananas.. she says that the sales people at whole foods call her banana girl now. hahaha. I will have to send her this recipe. : ) me.. I only like banana's in bread.

  10. Yum...I will definitely use this recipe.

  11. I've never heard of Banana Jam in my whole, looong life. ..but Mr. Sweet would probably love it. I, myself, don't do bananas. :)

  12. While reading this I could have swore I smelled bananas. How did you do that?

  13. What a fun idea! I'd love to utilize this yummy jam in a dessert---something with pb or chocolate!! YUM.

  14. Oh yum, Lynn! I love bananas, and I've never had banana jam. This is a great idea, and thanks for sharing. :)


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