Instant pot banana apple butter is amazingly delicious and the flavor is just out of the world. This apple banana butter ripe bananas, apples, cinnamon and vanilla in it for flavor and you may also call it an apple banana jam if you want, but truly it has the perfect spreadable butter consistency. I was skeptical when I was thinking about making banana apple jam or banana apple butter in the instant pot pressure cooker, but I am so glad I did! The banana apple butter makes a great spread to be used in toast, breads, pancakes or toppings for oatmeal porridge, waffles etc.
You can use leftover ripe or overripe bananas (the ones with brown spots on skins or just the ripe yellow ones..) to make this banana butter or jam.
Adding apples give a wonderful flavor and aroma and also it helps the process of making the fruit butter.
This is a small batch fruit butter which you can store in clean, dry, airtight containers in the refrigerator (or freezer) for a couple of weeks.
This small batch banana apple butter prepared in the instant pot is not meant for canning but you can store in refrigerator for a while as I mentioned above.
As I mentioned, I have added cinnamon powder and vanilla extract for more flavors, which pair wonderful with the apple and banana flavors, so make sure to use them for the best flavors.
I have also used a tablespoon of real butter (dairy) in this banana butter recipe, because adding the butter helps with the process by making it more easier and also it adds a wonderful flavor to the fruit butter which I love!
You may skip the butter if you want to keep this vegan.
I love to use instant pot for making jams and fruit butters and applesauce.
I rarely buy jam from stores nowadays, since I can easily make small batch fruit jams in the instant pot with leftover fruits (make sure they are fresh even if you use leftover fruits!).
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How To Make Banana Apple Butter In Instant Pot?
4 large ripe bananas
2 medium sized apples
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon butter
Step By Step Instructions
Let's start with peeling the ripe bananas and placing them in the instant pot.
Now we can gently mash the bananas. Also peel the apples, slice them and add them also to the instant pot.
Add the brown sugar, cinnamon powder and lemon juice to the instant pot, mix well.
Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position and cook in high pressure for four minutes.
After the cooking, wait for a natural pressure release.
Once the pressure is all released naturally, carefully open the pot and also add the vanilla extract and stir the contents.
You can mash the contents carefully (contents will be very hot now) using a potato masher and using the saute function, simmer the contents while you continue to stir the contents.
Simmer the contents for about fiftenn minutes until it has reached almost a jam consistency and most of the water has evaporated.
Remember to stir (and mash if needed) continuously, otherwise the contents will burn at the bottom of the pot.
While making banana jam or banana butter, the contents tend to splatter as it settles down (I didn't notice this with other fruit jams in the instant pot), so be very cautious and I would recommend using long gloves for hands for safety and also make sure to use something with long handles to stir the contents.
Once the contents has reached the jam consistency, add the one tablespoon of butter and again simmer for another few minutes (make sure to continuously stir) until the contents have reached a butter like consistency.
Once the banana butter reaches its perfect texture, it will darken in color and also it separate from the sides.
In the last few minutes of preparation, the texture of the banana butter completely changes so if you stop cooking before it reached that perfect texture, you may not be able to realize how amazing it really is :).
So just wait patiently and give some additional few minutes (even after you think its done) which will basically roast the mixture and the flavor is just amazing which I can't explain but you have to taste and find out yourself!
As you can see from the below image, the banana butter has reached a dark color and the perfect consistency and texture of a spread, which is so delicious and flavorful as well!
You can transfer the prepared banana apple butter to clean, dry and airtight glass jar containers and store refrigerated for a couple of weeks.
This is a small batch fruit jam or fruit butter and its not meant for canning, but to keep in fridge and use in few days.
Below you can get the recipe for instant pot banana apple butter in detail.
Banana Apple Butter In Instant Pot With Cinnamon
- instant pot 6 quart
- 4 large ripe bananas
- 2 medium sized apples
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Peel the bananas and place the bananas in the instant pot.
- Gently mash the bananas using a potato masher.
- Peel the apples, chop into small sized pieces, and add the apple slices also to the instant pot.
- Also add the brown sugar, cinnamon powder and lemon juice to the instant pot, mix everything well.
- Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position and cook in high pressure for 4 minutes.
- Once the cooking is done, wait for a natural pressure release.
- Once the pressure is all released, carefully open the pot (it won't look very pretty at this point, but its fine), also add the vanilla extract and stir the contents.
- Mash the contents using a potato masher and using the saute function, simmer the contents while you continue to stir the contents.
- Simmer the contents for about 15 minutes until it has reached almost a jam consistency and most of the water has evaporated. Keep in mind that you need to stir (and mash if needed) continuously, otherwise the contents will burn at the bottom of the pot. Also I have noticed that while making banana jam or banana butter, the contents tend to splatter a little (I didn't notice this with other fruit jams in the instant pot), so be cautious and I would recommend using long gloves for hands for safety and also make sure to use something with long handles to stir the contents.
- Once it has reached the jam consistency, add the one tablespoon of butter and again simmer for another 4 to 5 minutes (make sure to continuously stir) until the contents have reached a butter like consistency. Adding the butter in this recipe will make it more flavorful, easy to stir at the last minutes and its just wonderful, so I highly recommend adding the butter (though fruit butter can be made without adding any other butter).
- Transfer the prepared banana butter to clean, dry and airtight glass jars and store refrigerated up to a couple of weeks time.