Friday, April 1, 2011

Fresh, Clean Pure Friday - Banana, Orange & Bran Bread

I've been working so much these late months I've rarely blogged now Spring is giving me more energies and I'm coming back to Roz wonderful collection of fresh ideas.
Years ago when I was living in California I bought a book called 'Coffe Cakes and Quick Breads' by Renny Darling I've used it again and again sharing the recipes with tasters and everytime I need a fast way to use up some fruit I head to it like tonight...


1/2 cup butter softened (I used rice oil)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup all bran cereal (I used old fashioned rolled oats)
1 orange medium, grated . use fruit juice and peel
1 medium banana

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup yellow raisins
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon powdered cloves

Beat together first 7 ingredientsuntil blended.
Combine and add the remaining ingredients and stir until blended. Do not overmix.

Divide batter between 4 greased mini loaves pans ( I used two bigger ones) and bake in a 350° oven for about 40 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Allow to cool in pans for 15 minutes and then remove and let cool on a rack.