Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Apple Bread mason jar mix

School is quickly approaching for us and I like to start off the year with a sweet greeting. Normally I give a loaf of apple bread and a recipe card.  This year I wanted to go a little bit further and include the apple bread mix.  That way our busy teacher friends can just toss it all together and have a freshly baked treat anytime.  

To make these I used my original Apple Bread recipe and divided the ingredients in half. I placed the dry ingredients in the mason jar and wet ingredients on the label, along with some brief instructions.  The ingredients in the jar will make one loaf of apple bread.   The prefect way to get anyone hooked on one of my favorite recipes. 

You will need...

(This is enough to make one mason jar full or one loaf of bread)
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon  Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon  Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon

You will also need..
16oz mason jar 
wax paper
mason jar printable label

First measure all of the ingredients into a bowl.

Then give it a quick stir with a whisk.

Pour half of the mixture onto a sheet of waxed paper.

Then lift the paper at the corners and pour into the jar.  I tried this with a funnel and it was a mess.  The wax paper works best trust me. 

Tap the jar against the counter to let the mixture settle.  Then add the rest.  

I gave the jar a final tap after everything was added to let it all settle in there nicely. 

Then place the lid on tightly and apply the printable label with double stick tape.  What I love about this gift is that it doesn't have to be just a teacher gift.  It can be given to anyone for any reason all throughout the fall or it can be used as a teacher gift any time of the year.  It's very versatile and I'm quite sure this won't be my last gift in a jar.  Happy new school year to all. 


You can find the free printable labels here.

You can find the original apple bread recipe here 
and the printable recipe card here.