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Oat Bran Bread

Adapted from Whole Grain Gourmet website

This bread is packed with nutrients. An ounce of oat bran has 6 grams of protein, 150 milligrams of potassium, 20% of the RDA of vitamin B1, and 8% of the RDA of iron. It is also very satisfying, so enjoy a large piece for breakfast and you won't find yourself needing to snack much in between meals.

2 cups NOW Oat Bran*
1/4 cup Wheat Germ
1/4 cup NOW Flax Seed Meal*
1/4 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 cup Skim or 2% Low fat Milk
2 Egg Whites (no yolk), slightly beaten
1/4 cup Honey or Molasses
2 Tbsp Ellyndale Organics™ Extra-Virgin Olive Oil*
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 ripe Banana, mashed
1/2 to 1 cup Blueberries
1/2 to 1 cup NOW Walnuts*

*NOW items available at your local health food store

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients.
  3. Add milk, egg whites, honey, oil and banana; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Mix in blueberries, and nuts.
  5. Spray flat, square baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray. Do not use a loaf pan.
  6. Place foil around the edges of the baking dish or edges will burn.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes.


To Make Muffins Instead of Bread:
Fill 1 dozen prepared muffin cups almost full;
Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
To freeze, wrap securely; store in freezer up to 3 months.