Monday, April 19, 2010

Banana Date Bread

This recipe was taken from the Kellogg's All-Bran website. I added 3 T. of ground flax seed with the cereal and banana mixture. I also needed to cooked it 1hr 15min - with the last 15min. on a speed bake (if your oven has that setting). Came out super moist and delicious.

Banana Date Bread

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 16


2cups all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking powder
1/2teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon salt
3/4cup chopped, pitted dates
1/3cup boiling water
1 1/2cups All-Bran® Original
or 1 1/2 cups All-Bran® Bran Buds®
1 1/2 cupsmashed, fully ripe bananas
1/2 cupmargarine or butter, softened
3/4 cupsugar
1/2 cupcoarsely chopped nuts (optional)
1. Stir together flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Set aside.

2. In medium mixing bowl, stir together dates and water. Cover, let stand 10 minutes. Add KELLOGG'S ALL-BRAN cereal and bananas. Let stand about 2 minutes or until cereal softens.

3. Meanwhile, in large mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugar until well combined. Add eggs. Beat well. Mix in cereal mixture. Stir in flour mixture and nuts. Spread batter evenly in 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

4. Bake at 350° F about 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack. For easier slicing, wrap tightly and store overnight in refrigerator.

Yield: 1 loaf, 16 slices

posted by: Tracy

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