Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
- boiling water
- 1 cup finely chopped dried apricots
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups bran cereal, such as All Bran
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- sugar or sugar-cinnamon mixture
Place chopped apricots in a bowl and pour enough boiling water over them to cover. Let stand for 10 minutes, then drain well. Sprinkle with the 3 tablespoons of sugar; stir to coat and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, mix together cereal, milk, eggs, and oil; add to the flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Gently stir in chopped apricot mixture.
Spoon batter into the greased loaf pan and sprinkle with a little additional sugar or a sugar-cinnamon mixture. Bake for about 60 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.