This rustic party favor: banana bread in a jar would fit perfectly for a barn wedding reception, a backyard barbecue or a western themed party. When entertaining with a “rustic” theme I always like using bird seed. It’s great as a filler for mason jars with candles or use to fill containers to hold things like these jars of banana nut bread.
Give this to your guests at a barn wedding reception.
1 cup mashed bananas (2 -3 bananas)
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoon milk
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream together the bananas, shortening and sugar.
Add eggs and milk.
Mix until well combined.
Add the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and nuts.
Mix until well blended.
Fill mason jars half full.
Using a butter knife or off set spatula push down the sides to full any air pockets.
Place filled jars on a cookie sheet and bake 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
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Once jars are cooled. Stamp the tags, wrap twine around the jar and tie in a knot TIP: Don’t tie it too tight you still have to fit the cloths pin behind it. Clip on cloths pin and then the stamped tag.
Spectacular idea, Sheryl. The small touches – the thank you tags attached with mini clips to twine make homemade sweets so much sweeter. And the banana bread does look divine. Thank you for this post =)
I just bought a fun cookbook called Desserts in Jars. How fun is this! I’m starting a new board on Pinterest–Just Jars!
What a marvelous party favor!!! And such a cute presentation~
I would love getting these as a favor! They are so cute and clever 🙂
This is great, I am doing a surprise 50th B-Day party for my husband and banana bread is his favorte. (Western theme)
When do you put the lids on? While hot or after they cool? Will these stay fresh for awhile, or do they need to be eaten within a certain amount of time?
Once the bread has cooled completely. I would store them in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 🙂