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Black Forest Banana Bread Mix in a Jar

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  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in mixing bowl.
  2. Layer ingredients in a 1 quart wide-mouth jar in following order: flour mixture, sugar, chips and nuts. Seal jar.
  3. Decorate jar and attach a gift tag with the following instructions:

Black Forest Banana Bread

1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large)
2 eggs
1 jar Black Forest Banana Bread Mix

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Drain cherries, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Coarsely chop cherries.

Beat butter in large bowl until smooth. beat in bananas, eggs and reserved cherry juice until well blended. Pour evenly into prepared pan.

Bake 1 hour or until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Yield: 1 loaf

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