Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mason Jar Sunday


Today's post comes from the lovely Cece of Frugalista Married.  I've "known" Cece in the blogging world for a while now and she is amazing - she even did a guest post for me while I was away on my honeymoon!  If  you haven't popped over to say hello to her yet, make sure you go check her out!

Thanks Cece for sending in this yummy post :)

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Banana Nut Bread Baked in a Mason Jar
Recipe from

2/3 cup shortening
2 2/3 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 cups mashed bananas
2/3 cup water
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease insides of 8 (1 pint) straight sided, wide mouth canning jars.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, bananas, and water. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Add to banana mixture. Stir in nuts.
  3. Pour mixture into greased WIDE MOUTH pint jars, filling 1/2 full of batter. Do NOT put lids on jars for baking. Be careful to keep the rims clean, wiping off any batter that gets on the rims.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, sterilize the lids and rings in boiling water.
  5. As soon as cake is done, remove from oven one at a time, wipe rims of jars and put on lid and ring. Jars will seal as cakes cool. Place the jars on the counter and listen for them to "ping" as they seal. If you miss the "ping", wait until they are completely cool and press on the top of the lid. If it doesn't move at all, it's sealed.

Jars should be eaten immediately or kept sealed in refrigerator for up to a week.



  1. Oh. my. god. I am SO EXCITED that you have an entire day every week about mason jars! I seriously have to resist or they're going to take over my apartment! And this is a BRILLIANT little like housewarming gift or would be fantastic as a "place card" at Thanksgiving! UGH! You have me swooning! Thanks for stopping by Temporary Nest!!

  2. So cute!!! Who would think you could actually bake in a jar!! They would make great wedding guest favors or housewarming gifts like Gina said. As soon as I saw this I knew it was right up your alley!! Glad you tried it.

  3. Holy deliciousness... that sounds amazing!! Def one to try!

  4. Love, love! I need to give this project a whirl!!


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