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The addition of All-Bran breakfast cereal to this Banana Bread recipe, makes for a healthier bread with a richer taste and spongier texture

It's delicious eaten warm or cold, spread with butter or margarine, at any time of the day


3 large bananas (approx)
2 eggs
2 cups All-Bran cereal
2 cups flour
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup butter or shortening
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

To Make the All Bran Banana Bread

Preheat oven to 350oF (180oC)

Peel and mash the bananas, you need to end up with 1½ cups.

If you have too little add another banana, too much then don't use all the banana.

Soften the butter/shortening

Break the eggs into a bowl and beat well

Sift together the flour, baking powder, soda and salt.

Combine the All-Bran and mashed bananas in a separate bowl and let this mixture stand for approx 5 minutes.

Cream the butter and sugar together,

Fold in the eggs and then the banana/cereal mixture. Beat well.

Stir in the sifted flour and mix until the flour is evenly distributed through the mixture

Grease a 9X5X3 loaf pan and spoon in the mixture.

Place in the preheated oven and bake the banana bread for 60 minutes.

It is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove the banana bread from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the loaf tin.

Turn out onto a rack to complete cooling.

Slice and serve the banana bread buttered or with honey.

This ALL-BRAN BANANA BREAD Recipe is a South African favourite, although it isn't contained in the AFRI CHEF African Recipes Cookbook, which has an extensive selection of South African Recipes.

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