Gift giving has never been easier with this banana bread in a jar.
The bread keeps in the jar for up to 6 weeks so you are not pushed. So
moist and yummy. This makes a great gift for those who have everything.
This is a wonderful homemade food gift to give that will be greatly appreciated. This makes 8 (one pint) jars.
2/3 cup shortening
2-2/3 cup white sugar
2/3 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves (optional)
1 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
2 cups mashed bananas
3-1/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
PREHEAT oven to 325 degrees. Grease eight wide-mouthed pint jars; set aside.
Cream shortening and sugar for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Now add mashed bananas and water.
Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the banana mixture. Add vanilla and mix well. Fold in the nuts if you are using them.
Pour mixture into greased jars, filling half full of batter. Do NOT put the lids on jars while baking. Make sure the rims are clean before baking.
Bake for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, sterilize the lids and rims.
Remove jars, one at a time, and put on lids and rims. Jars will seal as
they cool. Keep in a cool place for up to 6 weeks.