Prep 12 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a really nice twist on the traditional banana bread.
- 1⁄3 cup butter, softened
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana
- 1⁄4 cup buttermilk
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-bran cereal, not the flakes
- 3⁄4 cup dried apricot, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- Cream butter and sugar; add eggs, mix well.
- Mix bananas and buttermilk.
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda,and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with banana mixture.
- Stir in bran, apricots, and nuts.
- Pour in greased 9in loaf pan.
- Bake at 350* for 55-60 minutes, until bread tests done.
- Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.
Inez, thank you for posting this. My BF and parents love apricots, and I'm always trying to find ways to incorporate them into different dishes. My only substitution was to use pecans instead of walnuts. Hope you do not mind. This was very flavorful...and not too much banana, but a fantastic sweet/sour mix. Just a perfect blend. PS no trouble getting it out of the pan! Jill
I changed this a little by substituting apple sauce for the butter, and using an extra banana and whole wheat pastry flour. I also added a teaspoon of cinnamon. My batter was very wet (probably due to the extra banana) and the loaf took an extra 1/2 hour to bake. Even then it was barely done. This makes excellent toast. Cut a thick slice and toast it in a toaster oven or regular oven for ten minutes. Top with butter and enjoy! Thanks for the good recipe.
This bread was very yummy! We loved the combination of apricots, bananas, and nuts. The loaf was very moist with lots and lots of flavor. I made this exactly as written except I baked it in an 8-1/2"x4-1/2" cast iron loaf pan for 60 mins. at 325 degrees (cast iron cooks a little hotter). My family loved this and I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.