Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
Great fiber made to taste wonderful! Originally from "The Lighthearted Cookbook" by Anne Lindsay
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup dates or 1 cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 cup natural bran
- 1 cup whole wheat flour or 1 cup graham flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup 2% low-fat milk
- Grease and flour 9x5-inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, pour boiling water over dates or raisins, add soda and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Add natural bran, flour, rolled oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and milk.
- Mix until combined.
- Pour into loaf pan.
- Bake at 350°F for 70-80 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
I didn't have natural bran, so I used powdered wheat flakes cereal instead. I also reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup, used raisins, and baked for 1 1/2 hour. The bread turned out very flavourful, but the raisins made it terribly difficult to slice the loaf! It also did seem a little dense, but I will make this again, with a few changes.
My Aunt made this bread exactly as written with dates only and I love it. I asked for the recipe from her and when I searched zaar I found your post. Thanks for adding it. Everyone can use a little more healthy in their lives :).
I loved it! I did alter a few things on mine: I added raisins, date and dried apricot bits, added 1 tsp of olive oil and halved almonds on top for decor. It also took about 50 minutes or so to bake. This is a great healthy bread!