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Banana Bran Bread

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup bran cereal
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar substitute
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup ripe mashed bananas (2 medium to large bananas)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled unsweetened banana chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8 1/2-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Pour cereal into heatproof bowl. Add boiling water. Stir. Set aside 10 minutes. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in large bowl. In separate bowl, stir together oil, sugar, sugar substitute, and eggs. Beat well. Stir in flour mixture and bran. Mix well. Stir in mashed bananas.

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with banana chips. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 5 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack. Cool completely.

Variation: Fold in 1/2 cup dried fruit. Sprinkle top of batter with chopped walnuts or pecans before baking if your diet plan allows.

Yield: 12 (3/4-inch-thick) slices. Serving size: 1 slice.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 135, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 35 mg, Sodium: 167 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 Bread/Starch, 1/2 Fat.


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