Disclaimer: Breads and Cakes are not recommended safe to can by the USDA. Okay had to get that out of the way.
When I heard that you can can all sorts of breads and cakes, well I had to see if that was true. Well I am here to tell you IT IS, and it is wonderful! Having banana bread on hand has been a huge breakfast time saver. So I just had to share this process with you. This will be a game changer for those busy mornings!
For all breads and cakes you want to be sure to use wide mouth jars. It is a must, or otherwise you will have the hardest time getting your bread out of the jars.
First thing I do is I take all my pint wide mouth jars (you can use quart also) and put them in the oven and set the oven for 200 degrees. It is so much easier to heat your jars, rings and lids in the oven.
While the jars are heating up, I make the banana bread. I will share that recipe below. Than I remove the hot jars (they are hot be careful) and spray them well with Pam. You have to oil the inside of the jars. You can use whatever you want as long as it won’t burn. Than I feel my jars half way up with the banana bread mixture. Finally, you want to clean the rims really well before applying your lid and ring. I use a vinegar to clean the rims off. Now off the oven they go. You want to bake them at 325 degrees for 60 minutes. I start check the bread around 40 minutes by sticking a knife in the middle. Depending on your stove some may cook quicker.
I take a pan and put my rings and lids in the pan and place that in the oven. EVEREYTHING MUST BE HOT IN ORDER FOR YOUR JARS TO SEAL.
Once the bread is done, I take ONE jar at a time out of the oven. Wipe the rims again, and than put on the hot lid and ring. Set the jar on a towel and proceed to then next jar. You want to do this step one jar at a time.
Leave the jars alone for 24 hours. When you come back the next day all the jars should be sealed. Be sure to remove the rings and check the seal.
This is a great way to use up old bananas, or use your dehydrated bananas if you have them. The bread comes out so moist and soft, you will not be disappointed. Such a great treat to have on hand!
Let me know if you try this!
- 1 C Sugar
- 1 stick of butter
- 2 eggs
- 3 bananas
- 2 C flour
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1tsp vanilla
- just a splash of almond extract (optional)
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and than add in all the wet ingredients and mix well. Bake at 325 degrees for 60 minutes. Check on it starting at 40 minutes.