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Banana Walnut Bread in a Gift Jar

For this recipe you will need:

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup walnut pieces

To prepare this recipe:

Blend together the sugar and shortening until creamy. Add the egs, bananas, water and mix until smooth. In a bowl mix together the rest the dry ingredients. Add to the banana mixture. Add the walnut pieces and mix until well incorporated. Grease 8 pint jars and pour the banana mixture 1/2 way up the jar. Clean the jar rims of any batter. Bake uncovered in a pre-heated 325 oven for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Place the lid and rings on the jars right away. As the jars cool the lids should seal. Test by pressing down on the lid and if it does not move it is sealed. If it does move you can keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week. The sealed jars will last in the pantry up to 5 weeks.



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