Bran Fruit Bread
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Bran Fruit Bread

Half way between a quick bread and a fruitcake, this lovely loaf is a delicious addition to your Christmas morning menu. Bananas, pineapple, walnuts, dates and All-Bran® cereal combine to make a moist and hearty treat. Serve it with a touch of low-fat cream cheese and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

30 mins. Prep time
150 mins. Total time

Serves 16

  Ingredients  

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup undrained, crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 cup mashed, ripe bananas
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Kellogg's® All-Bran® Original cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnut meats
  • 1

    Pour boiling water over dates. Stir in soda. Set aside and cool.

  • 2

    In large mixing bowl, combine egg, sugars, shortening, vanilla and salt. Add date mixture, stirring until well mixed. Stir in remaining ingredients until combined. Spread in 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray and paper-lined.

  • 3

    Bake at 350° F about 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

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    Yield: 1 loaf, 16 slices

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30 mins. Prep time
150 mins. Total time

Serves 16

  Ingredients  

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup undrained, crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 cup mashed, ripe bananas
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Kellogg's® All-Bran® Original cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnut meats
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