What Can I Use Instead of Bran?

I have a fruit bread recipe that calls for BRAN as well as the same amount of flour. I do not want to use bran, but what would I use in place of the bran. Thanks for any help you can give to me.

Connie from Cotter, AR

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January 31, 20080 found this helpful

migth try using oatmeal. Oat bran is available

but you might try grinding regular oatmeal in a food processer until somewhatt fine and add the same amount to your recipe.

I do this with several recipes including cookies.

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January 31, 20080 found this helpful

CascadeMom took the words right out of my mouth! I was going to suggest oatmeal for many reasons, the main one being the benefit of lowering cholesterol.

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January 31, 20080 found this helpful

Stone-ground cornmeal. This is the kind that comes in a little paper bag. It is not gritty, it is as fine as flour.

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January 31, 20080 found this helpful

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I wish to thank MartyD, Cascademom and perfumedfan to their suggestions to help with a recipe for using something in place of bran. I'll try the ground oatmeal to a fine powder first, then I'll try the stone ground cornmeal and see which does the best job. Again, my many thanks to you three special people.

By Connie from Cotter, AR

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February 1, 20080 found this helpful

Cream of Wheat, Malto-meal, oatmeal, whole wheat flour, ground flax seed, lots of possibilities ! The result might not have the same texture as when bran is used, but that's okay -- it's good to experiment !

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February 4, 20080 found this helpful

How about using Oatmeal? You can grind it finer.

Connie aka Lulu

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February 4, 20080 found this helpful

You probably could use dry cereal and grind it to the consistency of bran with a blender or food processor.

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February 5, 20080 found this helpful

All the other suggestions sound great. Wheat germ would also work.

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November 8, 20150 found this helpful

I used organic raisin bran, picked out the raisins and pulsed the flakes. It was delicious! (Should have left in the raisins! lol)

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