Sunday, March 14, 2010

Banana Bran Breakfast Bread

Recipe from "The IDEAL WAY to Cook: Food for Thought."

Delicious plain or toasted and stays moist for days.


3/4 cup wheat bran
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup soured milk or buttermilk*
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon orange peel, grated
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together bran, both flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat together soured milk, brown sugar, butter, eggs, bananas, orange juice and peel. Fold into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in raisins and walnuts and spoon batter into a greased 9" x 5" loaf pan.

Bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

*To sour milk, combine 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice with 1 cup of milk.

Photo: .j.e.n.n.y.

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