This Banana Bread in a Mason Jar Recipe is a clever twist on an old family favorite. The moist and delicious result makes it perfect for gift giving too. A bonus is that the bread stays fresher for longer.
You can also freeze your banana bread for several months. We have included some helpful tips on cooking with Mason Jars below. We encourage you to read up and take care not to put dry jars in the oven.
It takes 10 minutes to whip this recipe up and the results are heavenly. The smell that will consume your kitchen is out of this world!
How To Use Mason Jars For Baking
Tips via Chef Mom
There are a few points to consider prior to using Mason Jars according to Chef Mom. We have included her best points to assist you with your recipes.
Sterilize jars in boiling hot water. This will combat bacteria. Pay special attention to rims and lids. Leave to dry thoroughly.
Oil and Flour the inside of the Mason Jars.
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 bread and cupcakes, you can immediately seal. For cheesecakes, allow to sit uncovered and be sure to cool prior to sealing.
It is said that you can leave your cakes, cupcakes and breads at room temperature for a few days. Mason Jars are wonderful for presenting delicious treats as gifts. You can add ribbons and a recipe card to complete your look.
Banana Bread In A Mason Jar Video Tutorial
Youtube Video via All Recipes
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.
We encourage you to watch so you achieve the best results possible. Click play above ^
Banana Bread In A Mason Jar Recipe-:
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 the 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.
- Get the printable recipe here