My favorite fruits are bananas. I absolutely love them and could it them every day. I`ve even heard that they are good for your bones because they`re rich with calcium. Sometimes, when I give up sweets, I substitute them with bananas and I feel ok because they are really sweet and can make up for the lack of sugar from all those unhealthy sweets which I crave for every day. So, if you like bananas like me, you`ll go bananas for this banana jam. :))
1 kg unpeeled bananas (about 6 bananas)
2/3 cup water
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup brown sugar plus 1 cup white sugar (200g each)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp cinnamon
In a large pot mix all the ingredients except the bananas and bring to boil. Cook for 5 minutes. Add mashed bananas (you can mash them with potato masher) and stir well until combined. Bring to boil on high heat and then reduce to medium heat. Cook for 20 minutes frequently stirring.
Pour your hot jam in sterilized jars and immediately seal them.
I tried my jam with pancakes (I made them with 2 eggs, pinch of salt, soda bicarbonate, baking powder and milk and flour - the mixture has to be thick). I really really really loved it! The combination was great - the pancakes were bland because I didn˙t add any extra sugar and the jam was nice and sweet but not too sweet. I think that chocolate sauce over the banana jam pancakes would be perfection. :)
I adapted the recipe from here.