These recipes in a jar are a fun and frugal way to give homemade gifts in a jar. Here you’ll find lots of Mason jar recipes to inspire you.
28 Recipes in a Jar
Whether you’re looking for delicious dishes for your holiday menu or inexpensive heartfelt gifts, recipes in a jar can help. I use jar recipes year-round for everything from Mason jar gifts to homemade bath and beauty products; however, around the holidays it’s like recipe-in-a-jar mania around here! 🙂
Meals and gifts in a jar recipes have a lot to offer including:
- Cuteness – Why does something being served in a Mason jar just look adorable?
- Affordability – Most recipes in a jar are very inexpensive!
- Versatility – Seriously, there are gifts in a jar recipes for anyone on your shopping list.
- Simplicity – Rarely will you find a recipe in a jar that isn’t easy-peasy!
To top it off, homemade jar recipes are just plain and simple better than store-bought alternatives. To prove to you just how awesome recipes in a jar are, I’m going to share 28 of my favorite Mason jar recipes.
Mason Jar Breakfast Recipes
1. Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix Gift Jar (Freebie Finding Mom) – Thanks to the cinnamon, these pancakes smell almost as good as they taste! Whip up this recipe in a jar for a hearty family breakfast or use it as a thoughtful holiday gift for the overworked mom on your Christmas list.
Bonus: Take your gifts in jar recipes up a notch by opting for recipes that include cute printable gift tags! Here are 18 Mason jar recipes gifts with printable tags to choose from.
2. Bread Gifts In A Jar: Zucchini Bread In A Jar Recipe (Freebie Finding Mom) – Many gifts in a jar recipes are for sweet treats; unfortunately, not everyone has an insatiable sweet tooth. This fresh, aromatic zucchini bread is a great alternative to cookies and candy during the holidays.
3. Homemade Banana Bread in a Mason Jar (Reuse Grow Enjoy) – This recipe in a jar for fresh baked banana bread is sure to be a hit with anyone on your list. Seriously, this is a great option for everyone from your neighbor to your great aunt! Be sure to make an extra jar for yourself… you’ll definitely want to try a bite. You know, for quality assurance purposes. 😉
4. Mango Overnight Oats (The Rising Spoon) – There’s no denying it, the holidays are busy. Your normally double booked schedule is suddenly triple booked. When you’re super tight on time is when Mason jar recipes really (really) come in handy. Take these overnight oats for instance; you make them the night before and then just grab and go in the morning.
5. Cinnamon Sugar Mixture (My Heavenly Recipes) – Looking for unique and affordable Mason jar Christmas recipes? Look no further! This tasty combination will be a great addition to your own spice rack as well as a welcome gift. You can use this cinnamon-sugar spice mix for everything from French toast to a sugar cookie topping to a way to make vegetables (ex. carrots) a little more appealing to picky eaters.
6. Fruit Parfait (My Heavenly Recipes) – Like I said before, recipes in a jar don’t have to be complicated. This super quick (just 5 minutes) breakfast option is nutritious and delicious!
Mason Jar Dessert Recipes
7. Mini Grasshoppers in Jars (Freebie Finding Mom) – This recipe in a jar has a refreshing peppermint flavor (paired with a chocolaty Oreo crunch!) that is perfect for the holiday season. This is the perfect bite-sized dessert to round out a holiday meal with friends and family.
8. Reese’s Pieces Cookies in a Jar (Freebie Finding Mom) – Mason jar recipes gifts often make fantastic last minute gift ideas. For example, this Mason jar cookie recipe only calls for two ingredients (plus a Mason jar). Plus, you can put it together in less than 5 minutes! Keep some of these ingredients and a couple extra Mason jars on hand during the holidays as you never know when you’re going to need a gift quick! 🙂
Bonus: Wishing for even more Mason jar cookie recipes? Wish granted! Here are 25 Mason jar cookie recipes to enjoy this holiday season.
9. Chocolate Christmas Cookies In A Jar (Freebie Finding Mom) – Mason jar recipes for gifts don’t have to be complicated to be impressive as you’ll see with this Mason jar cookie recipe! It only calls for two ingredients, a Mason jar, and a printable gift tag; that’s it. However, you’re giving the gift of homemade cookies that will smell and taste amazing.
10. Lemon Cake in a Jar Recipe (Freebie Finding Mom) – While this recipe in a jar may not scream “Christmas,” it may be the perfect after-dinner treat to add to your holiday menu. Even those of us with a raging sweet tooth can get a little burnt out on sugar during the holidays. When that happens a light treat that is just a little sweet and just a little tart (like this one) is quite refreshing!
11. Springtime Cake in a Jar Recipe (Freebie Finding Mom) – Recipes in a jar are versatile. Its one of the things I love about them. For example, I originally came up with this recipe as a fun Easter dessert but you can easily make a few small changes and serve it up at Christmas. For instance, use red and green sprinkles and food coloring instead of pastel colors.
12. Easy Easter Cookies: Homemade Easter M&M Cookies in a Jar (Freebie Finding Mom) – Cookie gifts in a jar recipes are one of my absolute favorite homemade gift ideas. They’re easy, inexpensive, and yummy. Plus, come on, who doesn’t love cookies? If the recipient is well stocked on cookies for the foreseeable future, he or she can just save this gift and bake it later! 🙂
13. DIY Mason Jar Gift: Cherry Trifle in a Jar (Freebie Finding Mom) – If you’re not an accomplished chef, this Mason jar Christmas recipe is going to be a real life-saver! It only requires 2 ingredients and comes together in a matter of minutes. Trust me, no one will ever guess that it’s only semi-homemade.
14. Bunny Cupcake in a Mason Jar Recipe – Fun Easter Cupcake Idea (Freebie Finding Mom) – Want recipes in a jar that will really wow the crowd? Then don’t be afraid to get creative. For instance, take this springtime cupcake in a jar recipe and make it holiday appropriate by replacing the bunny with a chocolate Santa and the pastel sprinkles with red and green sprinkles.