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Easy Homemade Banana Jam Recipe

This is the easiest and best Homemade Banana Jam recipe that's sweet, creamy, and delicious on toast or for dessert. A low food-waste recipe that tastes like banana bread in a jar! 6 ingredients and 15 minutes is all you need to make this easy, delicious jam.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, banana jam, condiment, jam, one pot, one pot recipe, sauce
Servings: 10 servings


  • 4 bananas super ripe
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Add bananas and both sugars into a pot, mash until it's chunky and simmer over low heat.
  • Add lemon juice and salt, stir for 10 minutes until well combined. The mixture should start to thicken up and become glossy.
  • Lower the heat, stir in vanilla paste and then remove from heat and let mixture cool.
  • Once cool, transfer to an airtight jar and store in the fridge.


Serving Tips

The fun part of this recipe is finding your favorite way to enjoy your jam! You can use this creamy homemade jam anywhere you'd use regular jam. It pairs really nicely with nut butter, berries, chocolate, and oats. Spoon a little on top of your favorite vegan vanilla ice cream, or make a peanut butter and banana jam sandwich!
Enjoy it for breakfast with Matcha Vanilla Bean Oatmeal, or for dessert over Korean Sweet Cinnamon Pancakes.
I love to dollop it on top of hot Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes. It's also tasty on top of Healthy Gingerbread Oatmeal or smeared over Blueberry Breakfast Muffins.

Storage Tips

  • Store in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Just keep an eye on the jam, if it starts to smell fermented at all, toss it.