Home canning in the oven is another excellent way to save money, become more self sustaining and preserve tradition. Oven home canning is for dry goods such as cereal, granola, corn meal, dried beans, flour, potato flakes, pasta, rice, oats, oatmeal, soup mix, almonds, pecans, dehydrated fruits and dehydrated vegetables. Any dry good that is less than 10% moisture can be oven home canned.
Anything above that or high in oil content or high in sugar will mold or melt in the jar.
Buy dry goods when they are on sale in a large quantity and then process them with the oven home canning process. Notice that the cereal and granola are crunchier and the rice seems more fresh.
Getting Started Home Canning In The Oven
This old tradition takes care of all the little bugs and eggs that could potentially ruin your stored dry goods. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Make sure your jars are clean and dry before filling with dry goods. Leave the jars in the oven for at least 20 minutes before filling. Place your cookie sheet in the oven on the shelf allowing for room from the top of the oven for the jars to set on top of the cookie sheet.
Fill each jar within a half inch from the top with your dry goods.
Process the jars and dry goods for 1 hour in the oven. Remove the jars from the oven one at a time. Wipe off the rim of the jar with
a damp paper towel. Place a flat and ring on the jar. Screw the ring down tight. Set the hot processed jars on a towel, trivet or wooden cutting board until cool.
Storage of Oven Home Canned Dry Goods
Store these oven home canned dry goods in a cool, dry place below 75 degrees. These dry goods can stay preserved for over 10 years using this method. Once processed, the dry goods can be used and the remaining dry goods in the jar can be stored on the shelf for a reasonable amount of time.