• Banana Nut Bread In A Jar

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    • 7 x Gifts in a Jar
    • 2 2/3 c. granulated sugar
    • 1/3 c. butter (room temperature)
    • 1/3 c. Crisco shortening
    • 4 x Large eggs
    • 2/3 c. buttermilk (NOT lowfat)
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 3 1/2 c. all purpose flour
    • 1/2 tsp ginger*
    • 1 tsp baking pwdr (check date for freshness)
    • 1 tsp table salt
    • 2 tsp baking soda
    • 2 c. mashed ripe bananas
    • 2/3 c. minced nuts


    1. In large bowl cream sugar, butter and shortening with electric mixer.
    2. Add in Large eggs and mix well.
    3. Add in buttermilk and vanilla and mix well.
    4. Place dry ingredients (except baking soda) in a separate large bowl and blend with a wire whisk.
    5. Add in creamed ingredients to dry ingredients and mix with whisk and spoon.
    6. Gently stir in mashed bananas and nuts.
    7. Add in baking soda, stirring in well.
    8. Quickly place 1 c. batter in each of 7 well-greased 1-pint wide-mouth canning jars. Wipe excess batter from rims with a clean moist cloth.
    9. Place jars on a baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F (NOT hotter) for 45 min, or possibly till a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
    10. Wipe rims. Place warm sterilized seals and rings on warm jars.
    11. Keep in refrigerator for prolonged storage.
    12. * I would also add in 2 tsp. powdered cinnamon to this recipe as an optional ingredient.

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