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GF Gluten-Free DF Dairy-Free V Vegan VG Vegetarian EF Egg-Free NF Nut-Free

5-Minute Banana Jam

Banana Jam comes together in only 5 minutes with only six ingredients! Once you try banana jam, you’ll be putting it on everything!

Prep: 0 minCook: 5 minTotal: 5 min
Servings: 2 cups 1x


  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place the bananas, agave nectar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Use the back of a fork or potato masher to mash the bananas. I did a press and twist motion until I reached a smooth yet a bit chunky texture.
  3. Once you reach the desired consistency, continue to cook until the jam thickens and reaches your desired texture, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or sterilize for canning.
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