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Banana Bread in a Mason Jar offers a charming and portable twist on the classic banana bread, combining the nostalgic flavors of bananas, spices, and moist bread in an adorable, single-serving format. Originating in the Great Depression, banana bread was a clever solution for using overripe bananas, reflecting the resourcefulness of home bakers of the era. Today, it’s celebrated for its simplicity and versatility, enjoyed as a sweet snack or a breakfast option.

When serving this delightful Banana Bread in a Mason Jar, there are various ways to enhance its flavors. A smear of butter on warm slices accentuates its richness. A dollop of cream cheese or a drizzle of honey adds creamy sweetness. For indulgence, pair it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. To balance its richness, serve with a fruit salad or fresh orange juice.

Banana Bread in a Mason Jar Recipe

Makes: 8 Jars (adjustable to your needs)


3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups mashed bananas

2/3 cup water

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2/3 cup shortening

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 2/3 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

2/3 cup chopped pecans


Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease 8 pint-sized canning jars.

Cream shortening with sugar in a large bowl. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, and water. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Combine with the banana mixture and stir in chopped pecans.

Fill jars halfway with batter, without lids. Clean any batter off jar rims.

Bake for 45 minutes. Sterilize lids and rings in boiling water during this time.

After baking, clean rims, seal each jar with a lid and ring, and listen for the “ping” as they seal.

Check for a sealed lid when cool.

Consume promptly or refrigerate sealed jars for up to a week.

Enjoy Banana Bread in a Mason Jar as a delightful breakfast, a snack, or a unique homemade gift. Its delicious flavor, combined with the convenience of individual servings, makes it an exceptional treat for any event. Perfect with your morning coffee or as a special treat in a cozy gathering, this recipe is bound to bring smiles to all who taste it.



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