Bread In A Jar


mason jar
Make sure your jar has straight sides all the way to the rim, so that the finished bread can slide out.

So cool–bread in a jar! How could we leave it out of the food section of this website! It is a type of sweet bread, like banana bread, only with no banana flavor. It would be amazing with a mug of tea or coffee for breakfast, great as a snack; even as a dessert (make a quick custard sauce to pour over it!).

Needs to be premade at home because you need a decent-sized oven.

It lasts for weeks, so it’s a great thing to take camping with you because it needs no refrigeration. Incidentally, if you want to return to the recipe index, just click here.

You will need:

6 wide-mouthed pint canning jars

6 sets of lids and rings to match


2 2/3 cups sugar

2/3 cup vegetable shortening

4 large eggs

2/3 cup water

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups grated carrot

3 1/2 cups flour

a tsp. each of cinnamon and baking powder

1 Tbsp. baking soda

one cup each raisins and walnuts

Preheat the oven to 325° F. Cream sugar and shortening together until fluffy; beat in eggs, one at a time until well blended. Beat in water and vanilla; add carrots. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together and add gradually to the wet mixture, mixing all the while.  Turn off beater and mix in walnuts and raisins by hand until just blended and set aside.

Take jars and grease inside of each jar well (do not grease rims). Fill each jar with approx. 1 cup batter; do not overfill. Place all jars on a cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the jars from the oven and, wearing oven mitts, use a cloth or paper towel to carefully wipe the rims. Top each jar with lid and ring and allow to cool. The jars will seal. Bread lasts for weeks.

Options: You can substitute 2 cups of mashed bananas or two cups of chopped apple in place of the grated carrot. Makes 6 pints.

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