Banana Bran Breakfast Bread

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Serves: 12,Yield: 1loaf
  • About This Recipe

    “Delicious plain or toasted and stays moist for days. Recipe from Canadian Dairy Farmers Association”

    Ingredients

  • 3/4 cupwheat bran
  • 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cupwhole wheat flour
  • 2teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1pinchsalt
  • 1teaspooncinnamon
  • 1cupbuttermilk
  • 3/4 cupbrown sugar
  • 1/3 cupmelted butter
  • 2eggs
  • 3ripe bananas
  • 2tablespoonsorange juice
  • 1tablespoongrated orange rind
  • 1/2 cupraisins(optional)
  • 1/2 cupchopped walnuts(optional)
  • Directions

  • To make buttermilk if fresh is not available, combine 1 tbsp (15 ml) of white vinegar with milk.
  • Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
  • In a large bowl, stir together bran, both flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together buttermilk, brown sugar, butter, eggs, bananas, orange juice and peel.
  • Fold into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Stir in raisins and walnuts and spoon batter into a buttered 9″x 5″ (23 x 13 cm) loaf pan.
  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • For the adventurous:Add dried cranberries instead of raisins.
  • Reviews

  • “Delicious taste, and makes a very big loaf that holds together well in the toaster.But I did not rate it a 5 because I think the cooking directions are off.After 60 minutes it was still a little underdone in the center.But because it is so dense, a toothpick tester is not a clear indicator.So I had to put it back in the oven and bake this bread for 1 hr 15 minutes.”

  • “Great recipe! I have made it exactly as writen and also with a couple of adjustments. Dates for raisins, a whole madarin orange(which I pureed in a blender) in place of the juice and rind of an orange. It tasted even more fabulous than the original.”

  • “Excellent “bran muffin style” bread. Used toasted pecans for the nuts. My husband and I both loved this bread! Thanks Steve.Roxygirl”

  • “I liked these a lot! I used all whole wheat flour & omitted the orange juice & rind. I used 1/2 cup brown sugar & 1/2 cup Splenda & used applesauce for the oil. I tried these as muffins & they worked nicely; baked at 350 for 18 min. Loved the healthy ingredients; thanks so much! “

  • “This is very good, and it does indeed make a nice bread for breakfast. I especially liked its density and how well the orange flavor came through. I skipped the optional raisins (for me) and walnuts (for my son), but I would love to have it with the walnuts and dried cranberries. It was very good without them, though, and especially nice spread with orange spice butter. Thanks for posting the recipe!”

  • “This breakfast bread tastes great and is really good for you as well. You can switch the amount of whole wheat flour to 1 cup and regular all-purpose flour to 2/4 cup without any trouble if you are trying to limit the white flour. I can’t wait to try this again with cranberries. Thanks.”

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