This is a nice do ahead breakfast or brunch bread. You can make it beforehand for a addition to a family breakfast. It is also yummy for a midday snack with a cup of coffee. It is really easy to make and it uses up bran flakes that are going stale in your cupboard. In my case I have more boxes then I know what to do with. I doubled this recipe and made two loaves to take one to a friend.
This is really a moist and tender snack loaf. You can add raisins and nuts if you like. The bread just smells wonderful when it is baking because of the cinnamon spice and applesauce. I like it warm with cream cheese spread on it.
Bran Applesauce Quick Bread
- 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 1 16 ounce jar of applesauce
- 1 1/2 cups Bran Flakes Cereal
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a standard loaf pan with vegetable spray.
Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg into a large bowl. In a mixing bowl add eggs, applesauce , brown sugar, and oil. Mix until blended with a electric mixer. Add bran flakes and let stand for 5 minutes so the will soften before mixing. On slow speed mix flour ingredients adding a little at a time until it is well mixed. Stir in raisins and nuts by hand. Pour into a prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 65 minutes until a tester comes out clean in the middle.
I added this video to show you how easy it is. It is a different recipe but it shows the mixing technique for making it by hand if you don’t have a mixer. This recipe is using self rising flour and there is no sugar in it. If you are diabetic you can just sweeten it with your substitute sugar that you use and just add nuts and leave out the dried fruit.