Cherry Berry Bread in a Jar

Cherry Berry Bread in a Jar

2 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 C oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)
3/4 C dried cherries
3/4 C dried cranberries

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats, cherries and cranberries; mix well. Transfer to resealable plastic bag, a decorative jar with lid or other airtight container. Store in cool dry place.

Substitute raisins for dried cherries and cranberries and increase ground cinnamon to 1 1/2 teaspoons in mix.

Instructions to be included with gift jar or bag:

3/4 C honey
3/4 C milk
12 tbs (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted and cooled
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Lightly spray four 6 x 3 3/4-inch disposable aluminum foil mini loaf pans with no-stick cooking spray. Or use two 8 x 4-inch disposable aluminum foil loaf pans.

Place bread mix in large bowl. In small bowl, combine honey, milk, butter and eggs with wire whisk or fork; mix well.

Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.) Pour into pans, dividing evenly.

Bake mini loaves for 23 to 27 minutes or regular loaves for 35 to 40 minutes or until tops of breads feel firm when touched and wooden pick inserted near center has a few moist crumbs clinging to it. (Do not overbake.)

Cool breads in pans on wire rack. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Store at room temperature up to 2 days.

For longer storage, label and freeze. Makes 2 large or 4 mini loaves.




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