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Apricot and Banana Bread


  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1 cup whole bran
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup dried apricots


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and soda into medium bowl; add whole bran. Put nuts in blender container; cover and chop on high speed; add to flour mixture and put eggs, shortening, sugar and milk in blender container; mix at high speed.


Add peeled and broken bananas to blender and blend until completely liquified. Turn off unit and add apricots; run on high speed until all apricots are coarsely chopped. Add to dry ingredients. Stir well and pour into prepared pan. Bake 45 minutes or until done when checked with cake tester.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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