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Oat Bran and Almond Bread


January 6, 2009
By Almond Board of California

oatbranalmondsmallOat Bran and Almond Bread recipe courtesy of the Almond Board of California, www.almondsarein.com, 209-549-8262. 

Ingredients

Corn oil for greasing loaf pan
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups oat bran, divided
1/2 cup bran cereal
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 1/4 cups plain or vanilla-flavored soy milk
1/2 cup almond oil or corn oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons almond or vanilla extract
1 cup sliced almonds, roasted, divided

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 5- by 9-inch glass loaf pan with corn oil. Combine flour, 1 cup oat bran, bran cereal, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl, and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together eggs and sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in soymilk, oil, vinegar and extract. Add dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Fold in 3/4 cup almonds. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining oat bran and almonds.

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Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and finish cooling on rack. Slice and serve with almond butter, Benecol, Take Control, or soy-based cream cheese. Wrap in plastic and store un-refrigerated up to three days, or freeze and store up to two months.

Nutritional information per serving for 14 servings
Calories                      238
Total fat                     13 g
Saturated fat              1.4 g
Monounsaturated fat    8.2 g
Polyunsatured fat        2.6 g
Carbohydrates            27 g
Protein                       6 g
Cholesterol                30 mg
Fiber                         3 g
Calcium                     44 mg
Magnesium                47 mg
Sodium                     172 mg
Potassium                 191 mg
Vitamin E                  4.9 mg

About the Almond Board of California
The Almond Board of California administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. Established in 1950, the board’s charge is to promote the best quality almonds, California’s largest tree nut crop. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit www.AlmondsAreIn.com.


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