What is it about food in a jar that makes it so much more fun, appealing, and cute? I’m a sucker for mixes in jars, salads in jars, anything in jars, really. The food tastes better simply because it made its home in a jar. And that’s a fact.
I’ve had my eye on this oatmeal chocolate chip quick bread for a while now but it took a bit to post because it required some pretty major tweaking in order to fit the dry ingredients into a standard sized quart jar and modify the rest of the recipe accordingly.
Because the original source didn’t offer a printable label, I took the liberty of using the design on their bottle to create labels you can print and use yourself.
While the resulting bread may not be the prettiest quick bread on the planet, it does manage to be hearty and slightly dense with a wonderful oatmeal texture and flavor.
Perfect for snacking or for a quick breakfast (with a smoothie!), the bread on it’s own is yummy…but layer the dry ingredients in a jar with a cute label? Well, you’ve got a whole different loveable animal.
I made a few of these jars to keep in my own pantry just so I can pull them out, admire the cuteness, pour into a bowl and make the bread. Never mind the fact that I could just follow the basic recipe and make the bread without piling ingredients in a jar first.
I like the jar thing, ok?
Plus, the dry mix in the jar keeps for 2-3 months at cool room temperature and if you can manage to part with it, makes a delightful gift for friends and neighbors.
The labels I used for my jars can be downloaded HERE as a .pdf file. I printed them out on a tan/light brown cardstock which lent a nice earthy appeal to the jar and recipe – you could also use Kraft paper or any other type/color of cardstock, really. Enjoy!