I took my kids to Hawaii to show them my old stomping grounds. It was so much fun to show them places I used to live, where I went to school and beaches I used to explore. I love everything about Hawaii: the people, the smells the food...it truly is paradise.
We went to the market one day and my son found a woman who indulged him; she offered him about 30 samples of her jam. He was in love with a banana-apple jam so we bought a jar and he was able to have a little taste of paradise on his peanut butter sandwiches for about a week after we returned home.
We don't have those sweet little apple bananas here but we thought the regular bananas tasted just as good!
CINNAMON BANANA BUTTER
Makes Approx 2 cups
Adapted from chiquita
1 cup mashed banana (about 2)
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a large saucepan, stir bananas, lemon zest and lemon juice; bring to boil over medium heat. Stirring constantly. Stir in sugar: bring to full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat stir in vanilla and cinnamon.
Keep refrigerated and eat within one week.
Kona Ice Cream...
and Coconuts...what more could a girl ask for!