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This easy banana bread recipe is made all the better by baking it in a mason jar. This dessert recipe idea is a fun twist on a classic favorite and can be used for everything from school lunches, part favors, thank you gifts or teachers gifts. You might even use this easy banana bread recipe baked in mason jars to give to the neigbors during the holidays as a nice gesture. You might also cut out a circle of batting and place it under the jar ring, and top it off with some cute fabric. You can also add a nice label, for an adorable gift people are sure to love. And in case you are wondering if the banana bread is difficult to get out of the jar, all it takes is to give the jar a slight shake, and they easily slide out.

The ingredients you need in this easy banana bread recipe include shortening, sugar, eggs, mashed bananas, water, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and pecans. You will also need some half-pint mason jars. To use the jars for this easy banana bread recipe you want to sterilize the lids and rings in boiling water. Remove the mason jars from the oven and screw on the lids and rings to the mason jars while the banana bread is cooling. The mason jars will seal as the banana bread cools down. You will hear a light ping sound when the mason jar seals itself. If you don't hear the ping, then press down on the mason jar lid to see if it is firm. If it doesn't give, that means it is sealed. Also, if the banana bread bakes above the rim of the mason jar, don't worry. Just gently press the top of the banana bread down with the lid and the seal. Store the jars with the banana bread in the refrigerator for up to a week or eat when the banana bread is cooled. You can forgo making this banana bread in the mason jars and bake the easy banana bread recipe in two 9 by 5-inch bread pans for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick that is inserted in the center of the banana bread comes out clean.

Pecans are a good way to add in some extra health benefits to this easy banana bread recipe. Pecans are a nut that is high in healthy unsaturated fat and consuming a handful a day can help to lower bad cholesterol. Pecans are also a nut that contains more than 19 vitamins and minerals to include vitamins A, B, and E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc. Just one ounce of pecans a day can provide you with 10 percent of your daily recommended intake of fiber. Pecans are also a nut that is rich in age-defying antioxidants. In fact, research from the USDA shows that pecans are the most antioxidant-rich tree nut and the nuts rank among the top 15 foods with the highest levels of antioxidants. Pecans are the only tree nut that is native to North America. The first cultivated pecan trees were originally planted in the late 1600s to early the 1700 hundreds in northern Mexico. The first U.S. plantings of pecans were on Long Island, New York. Perhaps because of glaciers, pecans died out in Europe about two million years ago. There are about 1,000 pecan varieties that still exist, with many of them named after Native American tribes.

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Nutrition Facts for: The Best Banana Bread In A Jar From Bakerette
Ingredients: Granulated sugar, eggs, bananas, shortening, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, pecans.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 460, Calories from Fat 179, Total Fat 19.9g 31%, Saturated Fat 4.7g 23%, Cholesterol 55mg 18%, Sodium 524mg 22%, Potassium 208mg 6%, Carbohydrates 67.3g 22%, Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%, Sugars 36.9g, Protein 6.7g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 3%, Iron 12%

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