Banana bread in a Jar

Want something portable? Want something that would be great as a gift? Make Banana Bread in a Jar!

The flavor of these were great. No butter and no oil. I was skeptical. It was a new recipe that I sort of made up but combined two different recipes. These were moist, had great texture, and very banana-y. Next time I don’t plan on baking them for so long because I thought I may have dried them out a little too much but regardless these were amazing and I highly recommend you try baking this!

Banana Bread in a Jar

By: Alexis
Inspired by: Kitchen Runway and Sweet Tooth Sweet Life
Makes: approx 4 – 12oz jars


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon extract (Note: I’m sure you can use either cinnamon applesauce or ground cinnamon)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray glass jars with cooking spray.
  2. Combine whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, brown sugar, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl place bananas, cinnamon extract, vanilla extract, beaten eggs, and applesauce and mix. I like to leave it a little chunky so I can get some nice banana chunks
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir just until everything is moistened. You don’t want to overmix.
  5. Pour batter into jars. Approx 1/2 cup per jar. You do not want to overfill these bad boys or it will flow over and leave a mess everywhere. Wipe down the inside of the jar if you had any batter on the side of the jar during pouring.
  6. Place in the oven for approximately 30-35 minutes or until toothpick/knife comes out clean.

The batter was pretty thick. I ended up spooning it into jars. Yes I didn’t have four 12oz jars so I had to use an extra big one to balance it out.

They’re great for gift giving! They store up to 3-5 days on the table covered with lids.

Hope you enjoy!

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19 thoughts on “Banana bread in a Jar

    • Yes go eat all the salsa, tomato sauce, and anything in a glass that you have in your house now because it really is that awesome. I’m already baking another batch because I’ve downed 2 jars.

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