October 13, 2011

Maple Bread with apples, walnuts, cranberries

Makes 2 loaves or 24 servings.

3 cups. all purpose flour
1-1/4 cup.( 6 oz) dried cranberries
1-1/3 cups. packed brown sugar
1 cup. whole wheat flour
3/4 cup. wheat bran cereal or wheat bran
1/2 cup. chopped walnuts
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. salt
1 can ( 21 oz) apple pie filling
1 can(12 fl. oz) Carnation Evaporated Milk
3 lg. eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup.(1 stick) butter, melted
1 tbsp. imitation maple flavor

    Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease two 8 x 4 inch. loaf pans.

Combine flour, brown sugar, whole wheat flour, bran cereal, cranberries, walnuts, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Combine apple pie filling, evaporated milk, eggs, butter and maple flavoring in large bowl, stirring to break apart apples. Add apple mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pans.

    Bake for 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Store individually packaged, pre-sliced bread in the freezer for easy, on the go treats.

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