Happy Mother’s Day Banana Bread

It never hurts to be creative, especially when it comes to gift giving.  This of course it not my original idea but it is an amazing way to package up my banana bread in a new flavor and give some delicious gifts.  The awesome thing is these seal themselves with the heat from the bread out of the oven, so no canning necessary and you can make them a few days in advance.  I got a little crazy with the flavors but this is one of my favorite variations that I have never shared with you.  Mother’s day is a special occasion so you get the special recipe.  I can’t think of a better way to tell any mom in your life you love them then giving them delicious healthy food.

Mother's Day Banana Bread

Before you ask, I do not know how long these will last but since I keep my banana bread covered for up to a week I bet these will be fine too.  Of course, you don’t have to follow the recipe for this variation.  You can use the original or the other variations HERE.  All I care about, is that you make this recipe and spread the Banana Bread love.  You don’t have to use these half pint jars either, you can make bigger ones in a full pint jar.  Can’t wait to read your comments about how you make these and how people love them.

Mother's Day Banana Bread

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Paleo Banana Bread
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Serves: 10
Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl
Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl
  1. Place your chocolate chips, coconut oil, and butter in a double boiler and stir until well melted
  2. Add in your cinnamon and stir until well mixed and set aside to mix in your banana bread jars
Banana Bread
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Combine your bananas, eggs, and nut butter, and grass-fed butter in a blendtec, blender, food processor, or mixing bowl and mix well (if using a mixing bowl you need a good hand-mixer)
  3. Once all of your ingredients are blended, add in your coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and sea salt and mix well
  4. Grease 10 half pint mason jars using coconut oil or butter
  5. Pour in your batter about halfway up each half pint mason jar
  6. Using your chocolate cinnamon swirl from above, divide it evenly throughout the 10 jars and then use a butter knife to swirl it around in the batter
  7. Place all 10 mason jars in a rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  9. Remove from oven and immediately put all your lids on using a mitt as to not burn yourself
  10. The heat from the jars will cause a vacuum making them air tight. You will hear them start popping in about 15 minutes
  11. Once cool, decorate and label to whomever you would like and enjoy
  12. Slice and serve
For safety, store in the refrigerator until consumption
Nutrition Information
Calories: 206 Fat: 17 grams Carbohydrates: 10 gram Sugar: 1 gram Sodium: 207 grams Protein: 6 gram

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  1. Been looking for some paleo gift in a jar ideas….haven’t really found dry ingredient, pour into a pot or pan, cook type recipe. But this sounds waaaaaay better!

    Quick question: Since I’ll probably refrigerate them before giving, does the recipient need to warm it up a certain way? or eat at room temperature? Just want to make sure I give proper instructions on what to do with their awesome gift.

  2. So glad I found your blog! I have similar food interests and your recipes are right down my alley. Love the banana bread in a jar idea! I have some jars I received from someone — with jam in them — and would love to return them full. This is perfect! Thanks!

  3. What a neat idea for sharing love with bananas and chocolate!! the ingredients are absolutely healthy and good. Is coconut flour the same as instant dry coconut milk powder? I am curious.

  4. Made this loaf today…fantastic with just good ole butter! My husband told me I could bake it again :) Thanks!

  5. I made the Mother’s Day Banana Bread for my own Mother’s Day Breakfast because I couldn’t wait to try it out. i made one big loaf and it tasted great – really nice texture too!

    This is the first time i have tried one of your baking recipes although I have made and liked many of your main dish recipes. Most of my paleo baking attempts have been epic fails, but this time success. Woohoo!

    i do need advice on how to make more successful chocolate swirls – mine stayed near the top of the bread. Any suggestions?

      1. Good ideas, George – i noticed that I have developed a very possessive attitude toward my Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread. I sit kind of hunched over with both arms on the table in a protective kind of way. i hope I don’t start growling if anyone comes near. For the safety of my family i guess I better make more.

  6. just made this recpie as muffins. DELICIOUS!
    Bananabread and Chocolate. Could there be a better combination (without bacon)?

    Thank you for your time, efford and love making these delicious food for us.

  7. Made these after a long day at work, after working out, and taking care of my kids, and they were simple easy and very yummy!!! Loved the idea for some special moms in my life, including my own who loves when I bake her yummy food. Thanks, George!

    1. Thanks Robyn, I checked out your site and remember seeing you on chopped. Awesome stuff and love your site concept. I get all my coconut flour from Tropical Traditions which is linked in any of my recipes with coconut flour

  8. Thank you very much for adding the nutritional information; very helpful! I love your banana bread, I make it almost every week (and share with others of course). It might be what gets people to get off grains! Thanks for your work George!

  9. This is such a creative way to show your mom you love her. I love the packaging. You take a simply idea and make it artsy and delicious. There is only a couple days left until mothers day and I’ve been so busy with finals that I haven’t made a purchase for my mother. I’m thinking of stealing this idea this year! Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. When I first looked at your pictures I did not realize the bread was already baked. It kind of looks raw. But now that I know better I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for all that you do. I will be sharing on FB and Pinterest. Do you have any pics of tithe bread out of the jar??

  11. I have a quick question, what are the directions for 16 oz mason jars? I would like to make these for all the mothers I know! Thanks!

  12. GREAT idea for traveling… fabulous breakfast or snack… mmmm… love the idea of the swirl too!!!

  13. I love this idea! We are going camping for Mother’s Day and I think I am going to bake these in advance and bring them along for a sweet breakfast. Thanks for all your awesome recipes!

  14. ZOMG! Food in Jars is awesome!!

    I’ve made the original version of this recipe as muffins rather than in a loaf after I lost the other recipe I had… and it’ll remain lost because this one is way better!! And now I’m going to have to snag some banana’s to add the swirl!

  15. I’ve seen giving mixes in jars before, but it never occurred to me to bake in the jar! There are plenty of glass baking dishes on the market, so why not? What a beautiful idea! I can’t wait to try this recipe, it sounds divine!

  16. Great idea. Thanks! I think I’m gonna use this for my daughter’s day care teachers as well since it’s Teacher Appreciation Week.

  17. Perfect timing! I’ve already made your recipe several times, and it never lasts very long. My daughter and I are making more this evening to ship to my son-in-law who was recently relocated to the Air Force base in England. We had decided to bake it in jars so it would be fresh when it got to him. Doing our part to spread the banana bread love around the world!! : )

  18. Thank you so much for this new spin on my FAVORITE banana bread! I’ve been too busy to come up with a good idea on my own and this is the PERFECT gift for all the mamas in my life. Making these tomorrow!

  19. Your mother is so lucky! Here in Norway we don’t have mother’s day until February, so I have lots of time practising on this one (after all I love both banana and chocolate myself, so I don’t think I can wait till mother’s day to make this yumminess!). Thank you for sharing so many awesome recipes :D

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