Classic banana bread with bran recipe (1979)

Classic banana bread with bran recipe (1979)

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Banana bread with bran vintage recipe (1)

Classic banana bread with bran recipe (1979)

Classic banana bread with bran

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Get fiber into more foods your family will like, like this delicious vintage banana bread recipe that has the bonus benefits of bran.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup All-Bran or Bran Buds cereal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed, fully ripe bananas (3 medium-sized)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped nuts


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. In small mixing bowl, stir together mashed bananas, milk and cereal. Let stand about 5 minutes or until cereal is softened.
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugar until well blended. Add eggs. Beat well.
  4. Mix in cereal mixture. Stir in flour mixture. Stir in nuts.
  5. Spread batter evenly in greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees 50 minutes or until done. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 6gSugar: 13gProtein: 7g

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