Prep 40 mins
Cook 45 mins
Diabetics don't have to give up desserts! This is low in sugar. If you don't want the sugar in the Craisins, rinse them a little in cold water and drain. This removes some of the sweetener on them. Or use raisins instead. Dry buttermilk powder can be found in the baking section of the store. It is great to have on hand for baking. This was adapted from a recipe in "Desserts for Diabetics", by Mabel Cavaiani. NOTE: This is a low-rise cake, like a snack-cake or brownie.
- 1 cup all-bran cereal (shredded or bud type, not flakes)
- 1⁄4 cup Egg Beaters egg substitute
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 1⁄2 cup Splenda granular (sugar substitute)
- 4 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons dry buttermilk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 cup pecans, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup dried sweetened cranberries, chopped (Craisins)
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
- Coat a 9"x5" loaf pan with notfat cooking spray.
- Place All-Bran, Egg Beaters, oil, Splenda, water, brown sugar and applesauce in a mixer bowl. Stir to blend and let sit 30 minutes. (Don't skip this step!).
- Stir remaining ingredients (except nuts and Craisins) together in a medium bowl to blend. Add to bran mixture and mix on medium speed to blend well. Add nuts and Craisins.
- Spread batter evenly in pan and bake about 45 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. (Do not overbake breads or cakes made with Splenda or they will dry out too fast!).
- Cool in pan 10 minutes and then remove from pan to wire rack; cool to room temperature.
- Cut into 14 equal slices.
I honestly cannot imagine why it's taken me so long to make this delicious recipe. I used natural bran and edited the spice to 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp mace and 1/4 tsp cardamom and skipped the cranberries. This mixes up in almost no time and mine was perfectly baked at 40 mins. This is a real keeper. Made for Photo Tag.
This is a healthy and tasty snacking cake. It is not overly sweet and the applesauce helps to keep it moist. A pleasing combination of flavors. My yield was 10 servings.
I made this changing only raisins for craisins. Healthy and tasty. I served it with Non Runny Whipped Cream #108260. Made for 1st Annual Holiday Tag Game. Thanks for posting Mikekey.