Oat Bran & Almond Bread
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- Corn oil for greasing loaf pan
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups oat bran, divided
- 1/2 cup "All-Bran" cereal
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cups plain or vanilla-flavored soy milk
- 1/2 cup almond oil or corn oil
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons almond or vanilla extract
- 1 cup sliced almonds, roasted
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Grease a 5- by 9-inch glass loaf pan with corn oil. Combine flour, 1 cup oat bran, bran cereal, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl, and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs and sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in soymilk, oil, vinegar and extract. Add dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Fold in 3/4 cup almonds. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining oat bran and almonds.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and finish cooling on rack.
Slice and serve with almond butter, Benecol, Take Control, or soy-based "cream cheese."
Wrap in plastic and store un-refrigerated up to 3 days, or freeze and store up to 2 months.
Serving Size: Makes 14 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories 238, Cholesterol 30 mg, Total Fat 13 g, Fiber 3 g, Saturated Fat 1.4 g, Calcium 44 mg, Monounsaturated Fat 8.2 g, Magnesium 47 mg, Polyunsaturated Fat 2.6 g, Sodium 172 mg, Carbohydrate 27 g, Potassium 191 mg, Protein 6 g, Vitamin E 4.9 mg* *Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents