Ok, so the first one I wanted to share (because I just ate the last of it the other day...) is a banana jam recipe I found on Neo-Homesteading's blog. I was super duper intrigued by the idea of banana jam, and have a TON (ok, maybe just a big freezer bag) of frozen bananas in the fridge. So, here it is!
Browned Butter Banana Jam
adapted from Neo-Homesteading
- 1 c. (give or take) banana, fresh or frozen
- 1/8 c. brown sugar
- 1/8 c. sucanat (if you don't have this, just do 1/4 c. of brown sugar, total)
- 1 T. lime juice
- 2 T. butter
- sea salt, to taste
So, this one is pretty easy peasy
lemon lime squeezy! A note though, if you have frozen bananas, go ahead and thaw those suckers!
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
Stir over medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Make sure to stir frequently so it doesn't burn on the bottom!
The mixture will start to bubble, and the bananas should have broken down a bit. Let it keep bubbling for a few more minutes. This will make it nice and thick and perfectly spreadable! :o)
The recipe above made enough to fill a baby food jar (about 4 oz).
Perfectly delicious on fresh from the oven zucchini bread!
Good both warm and cold. Delicious in oatmeal. Great little sugar fix by the spoonful. :o)