By Lisa

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies and mommies-to-be out there! I hope your families made a huge fuss over you today. Colton made me the cutest little clothespin picture holder and I got a little framed poem from Cameron. Homemade gifts are always my favorite. I bet you feel the same way, right?

Its got to be a Pinterest thing, but I like making gifts for the important people in my life, too. (Pinterest can make me feel totally inadequate at times, but that’s another post.) Have you ever seen what all you can do with a Mason Jar? Boy, do I like Mason Jars. When I can combine my love of making gifts with my love of Paleo — AND use Mason Jars – it makes me very happy.

Today, I made Mason Jar Paleo Banana Bread, using the “No-Faileo” Civilized Caveman banana bread recipe for my grandmas. Holy hell, was it delish. (I may have consumed three pint-sized jars to myself before church this morning. Don’t judge.) Next time I make this, I’m going to tweak the size a little bit because it was a bit much in a pint, but that’s all I had. Go for the half pint. Trust me. Now, you all know what you’re getting from me for every holiday/birthday/occasion for the rest of your lives. Surprise:)

*I did cook my pints longer than 25 minutes. With this recipe, I go for the clean toothpick vs the time prescribed. It can be hard to balance cooking evenly without drying out your bread. Be careful.

Banana Bread Gift Jars



  • 4 bananas (I like to use at least 6. Sometimes 8.)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (I use MaraNatha Creamy from Costco)
  • 4 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt

Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl

  • 1 cup of Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Kerry Gold butter
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon


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 food processor and mix well
  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