Zucchini Bread in a Jar


Great bread baked in jars so it does not take up freezer space and you always have a treat for drop-in company. Serve the cut tops with whipped cream while warm, yum!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
4 pint jars


  • 4 (1 pint) wide-mouth canning jars with lids and rings

  • 1 tablespoon shortening

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 cups finely shredded zucchini

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease pint jars with 1 tablespoon shortening.

  2. Soak raisins in hot water until plump, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  3. Combine sugar, 1 cup shortening, and eggs in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in raisins. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and baking powder; beat until blended. Fold zucchini, walnuts, and vanilla extract into the batter.

  4. Divide batter among greased jars, filling each one 2/3 full. Arrange jars on a rimmed baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Turn off oven, keeping jars inside. Remove jars one at a time from the oven using oven mitts; trim off excess cake, wipe rims, and screw on lids.

  6. Place jars several inches apart on a cloth-covered or wood surface and let cool completely, about 2 hours. Store jars in the refrigerator.

Cook's Note:

You can use this technique for any bread that does not have dairy products in it (except eggs).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1393 Calories
79g Fat
164g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1393
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 79g 101%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 1308mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 164g 59%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 102g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 734mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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