Monkey Banana Jam

Monkey Banana Jam

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"This is a family favorite. It's very good on toast, especially beer-bread toast. (Recipes available from this site.) Try it with peanut butter for a great sandwich. You can also use it to top ice cream. It's popular with banana-lovers young and old. This can be frozen, but it will darken. As written, it's fine, but you can experiment with spices too. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, lemon/orange peel are all good candidates. Pick one or two for variety. "


3 h 5 m servings 85 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 22g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil, and boil for 10 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice, mashed banana, and cloves. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens, about 45 minutes. Strain to remove cloves.
  2. Divide the jam between the jars, screw on lids, and refrigerate.
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  1. 19 Ratings


Very good. I'm lazy, so I used a 1/2 tsp. of ground cloves so I wouldn't have to strain it. My kids had some warm with Peanut Butter and Co's Bees Knees peanut butter for lunch and flipped for i...

Very, very good!! I did take the advice of previous reviews and used less sugar. I used very ripe bananas (about 6), 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1/8 tsp ground clove, 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp ...

My family loves this! I used ground cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and bottled lemon juice. It's wonderful on a peanut butter sandwich, and my husband will even grab a spoonfull of it here and there. ...

USE GROUND CLOVES, NOT WHOLE!!!! I just wasted all the ingredients and am the proud owner of three half pints of banana spiced soup because it's impossible to get the cloves out without also get...

Great way to use up really ripe bananas. I added cinnamon sticks, and it came out great. Perfect for toast, English muffins, pancakes, and of course, the good old peanut butter and jelly sandw...

good, tasty. I took the advise of serveral raters and used 1/2 the sugar and 1/2 tsp of ground cloves. My yield with the changes was 5 1/2 pt jars I found on another site to water bath 1/2 pint...

This is a cool way to use up ripe bananas! Tastes really good, but it could definitely use a bit less sugar.

Lovely - just the thing for using up a glut of bananas. I took the advice of other reviewers and only used 1.5 cups of sugar and found this was just right. I also used ground cloves (no straini...

I never knew you could make jam out of bananas.i used ground cloves. I also added a little cocoa powder to the second Half.