High-Fiber Banana Bread
Here's a healthful alternative to sugary muffins. Plenty of fruit offers fiber and flavor. Try this bread on a brunch buffet, or wrap up and give as a delicious hostess gift.
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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 medium ripe mashed bananas
7-8 pittedm chopped prunes
7-8 pitted, chopped dried apricots
2 tablespoons fat-free or low-fat milk
1 cup all-bran cereal
1/3 cup softened butter substitute
1/3 cup maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and baking soda and set aside. In mixing bowl, stir together (mix well) mashed bananas, cereal, milk and dried fruit. Use masher to mix and mash well. Let mixture stand 5 minutes to soften cereal. In mixing bowl, beat butter substitute and maple syrup; add eggs and beat well. Stir in cereal mixture. Add flour mixture, and stirred until combined. Spread batter into a loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350°F for about 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan, and cool completely before slicing.
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