This Banana Bread in a Jar is a clever twist on an old family favorite and it’s a great idea for a gift too! The bread will keep moist and fresh for longer in the jars so make a big batch.
You can also freeze them for several months. We have included some tips on cooking with Mason Jars that we encourage you to read. Don’t place jars into a dry oven.
How To Use Mason Jars For Baking
- Sterilize Jars in boiling hot water, thoroughly. This will combat bacteria. Pay special attention to rims and lids. Leave to dry thoroughly.
- Oil and Flour the inside of the Mason Jars. Pint sized jars hold about 2 cupcakes. Most Box Cake mixes will yield 24 as rule of thumb.
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare your batter as you normally would
- When filling your Mason Jars with batter, do so until they are around 2/3 full.
- Mason Jars are meant to be used in hot water baths and cannot be used in a dry oven without a water bath. A Pressure Canner is another way they can be cooked.
- Mason Jars will require 25-30 minutes cooking time and quart sized Mason Jars will require 60 minutes, depending on what you are cooking.
- It is important to seal mason jars after baking. For breads and cupcakes you can immediately seal. For cheesecakes, allow to sit uncovered and cool appropriately prior to sealing.
- Chef Mom suggests that you can leave your cakes, cupcakes and breads at room temp for a few days. Mason Jars are wonderful for presenting delicious treats as gifts. Add ribbons and a recipe card to complete your look.
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Banana Bread In A Jar Video
We have included this video tutorial from AllRecipes that shows you how to make Banana Bread in a Jar. There are lots of handy tips and tricks that you won’t want to miss. Click play above ^
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Handy Kitchen Tip – Mason Jar Breads should be cooked in a water bath or pressure canner, not a dry oven, Chef Mom
How To Make Banana Bread In A Jar -:
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Yields: 1 dozen half-pint jars – All Recipes Video Recipe Instructions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease insides of 8 (1 pint) straight sided, wide mouth canning jars.
- In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, bananas, and water. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Add to banana mixture. Stir in nuts.
- Pour mixture into greased WIDE MOUTH pint jars, filling 1/2 full of batter. Do NOT put lids on jars for baking. Be careful to keep the rims clean, wiping off any batter that gets on the rims.
- Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, sterilize the lids and rings in boiling water.
- As soon as cake is done, remove from oven one at a time, wipe rims of jars and put on lid and ring. Jars will seal as cakes cool. Place the jars on the counter and listen for them to “ping” as they seal. If you miss the “ping”, wait until they are completely cool and press on the top of the lid. If it doesn’t move at all, it’s sealed.
The Baker Chick has taken her Banana Bread In A Jar to a whole new level and has a Chocolate Chip version. You can get her famous recipe on her site here