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Slices of banana bread on white plate with mason jar and butter in background.

Homemade Banana Bread Baked In A Mason Jar

Tasty homemade banana bread you can make right in the jar. Such a great way to give bread as a gift. This bread tastes good with butter but even better with honey butter.

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, banana bread, oven baked, homemade bread, fall recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 3 pint jars
Author Reuse Grow Enjoy


  • 1/3 Cup Softened Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Medium Ripe Bananas Mashed
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 & 2/3 Cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Crisco
  • Flour
  • 3 Pint Sized Wide Mouth Jars


  1. Mix sugar and butter together. Then add in the eggs and mix well. Now add in mashed bananas and water, mix well for about 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  2. Heat oven to 325 F.
  3. Lightly grease your jars with Crisco, you can use your fingers or a paper towel to do this.
  4. Add a tsp of flour, put hand over jar top and shake to coat the inside of the jar.
  5. Pour your batter in the jars until it is about 1/2 full (no more than 1/2 full).
  6. Put jars directly on oven rack (middle) and bake for an hour and 10 minutes, or (little more or less depending on oven) until you can put a toothpick in and it comes out clean when inserted in the bread.
  7. Using two oven mitts, carefully take out one jar at a time.
  8. Cool upside down on a wire rack.
  9. If they don't slide out, use a butter knife to score the sides so it will slide out.

Recipe Notes

You can not make this in regular mouth jars. The jars must be wide mouth.