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Banana Basil Jam

Banana Basil Jam

Banana Basil Jam - the recipe for a delicious jam made with bananas and basil leaves!

Course Jam
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Recipe adapted from My Kitchen Affair


  • 2 kg – 4 lbs. bananas weighed with skins
  • 1 lemon
  • 500 gms – 1 lb. sugar
  • 30 gms – 1/3 cup fresh basil roughly chopped


  1. Peel and roughly slice the bananas.
  2. Put them in a pot and add the grated lemon zest and juices.
  3. Add the sugar and bring everything to a boil.
  4. When the bananas start to bubble, lower the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. As soon as the jam begins to thicken, add the basil and continue to simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Ladle the jam into clean sterilized jars, cover with lids and keep them in a dry and dark place.