Retro Bran Loaf

Back in the early 80’s my mum started buying All Bran for our breakfast and strangely I really liked it. They had a recipe on their packets for an All Bran malt loaf that I use to make all the time.  I lost the original recipe many years ago but I’ve tried to reproduce it a few times.  This one seems to work and I cooked it last night so I could enjoy it for breakfast today – of course I did try a sample last night too.  It’s lovely with butter and jam, or almond butter and banana or any combination you like.  I like a side of orange – it means I get to eat the orange that I used for the grated rind in the same meal, if it lasts that long.

Retro Bran Loaf

Retro bran loaf

  • 100g All Bran
  • 70g soft brown sugar
  • 200g dried fruit (I used a mix of goji berries, raisons and diced apricots. Make sure you dice up any larger dried fruit like dates and prunes.)
  • Grated rind of one orange
  • 250ml Coconut milk (you can use any milk, but I like this combination best)
  • 160g SR flour

Method

  • Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin.
  • Mix all the ingredients, apart from the flour, together in a bowl and leave to soak in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.  Then add the flour and mix well. It will look quite gloopy.
  • Pour into the tin and cook for around 40 minutes at 170c/Gas 3/325f
  • I have a fan oven so do keep a check – you may need a little less or a little more time.

This doesn’t rise very much as it’s quite a dense loaf – so don’t worry if it looks a bit flat – mine always look flat, as you can see in the photo. It’s still delicious.

Also if you find you’ve added all the ingredients together at the beginning before soaking – including the flour by mistake – don’t worry, I’ve done that! It doesn’t seem to make any difference to the bake.

 

 

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Author: thebrekkieblog

Runner and avid breakfast eater

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