“This makes a great gift for friends and neighbors. If you wanted to, you could decorate with a pretty label and a circle of fabric under the jar ring.”
1hr 10mins
8 1 pint jars

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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