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Banana Jam

Banana Jam

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 1 cup


  • 2 medium bananas chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup sugar granulated or turbinado
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla optional


  • Combine the bananas, sugar, water and lime juice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir to combine and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring frequently, until the jam is thickened enough that you are able to briefly expose the bottom of the pot while stirring. When this point is reached, remove the jam from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Transfer the jam to a jar and refrigerate.
  • Consume within 2-3 weeks. Canning is not recommended.