Apricot and fig bran bread

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By Alice36



  • 150g self-raising flour

  • 180g soft brown sugar

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 200g dried fruit eg figs, apricots, dates, prunes or whatever you fancy

  • 110g unprocessed oat bran (Sainsburys do this in their healthy cereal section, otherwise you can get it from Infinity Foods)

  • 250ml low fat milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Lightly grease the loaf tin
  3. Put the bran in a large bowl, then stir in the milk , dried fruit and sugar. Leave to soak for 10 minutes to soften the bran.
  4. Measure out the flour and cinnamon, then sift it into the bran mixture.
  5. Stir all the ingredients together well, then pour into the loaf tin. If you have almonds, glace cherries, or anything else suitable you can put these on top of the mixture for decoration (optional!)
  6. Bake for 45 minutes. Test with a skewer to check it comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for 10 minutes before serving.

Handy Hint

I have also substituted almonds for some of the flour to add flavour - but obviously this variation isn't suitable for nut allergy sufferers. You can get 'unprocessed oat bran' from Sainsburys in their healthy cereal section, otherwise you can get it from Infinity Foods.

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Low fat

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

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  • Alice36 25/01/08 14:39

    Fantastically healthy yet still very tasty!