Three in one Basic Hot Bread #2

One easy batter – three delicious breads. Use this simple brown-sugar batter as a base for Marmalade Hide-Away Muffins, Spicy Apple Cake, or a Currant Tea Loaf – and let variety be the spice of your life!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hour 30 minutes

Servings:

Ingredients:

  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups Kellogg's® All-Bran® Original cereal
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs

Directions:

1. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

2. Combine Kellogg's® All-Bran® cereal and milk. Let stand about 2 minutes or until cereal softens.

3. In large mixing bowl, beat shortening and sugar until well combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in cereal mixture. Add flour mixture, stirring only until combined. Place in glass liquid measuring cup.

4. MARMALADE HIDE-AWAYS: Fill eight 2 1/2-inch muffin-pan cups coated with cooking spray, 2/3 full. Press 1 teaspoon orange marmalade into the top of each muffin. Set aside while baking Spicy Apple Cake and Currant Tea Loaf.

5. SPICY APPLE CAKE: Spread 1/3 of batter in 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Mix together 1 cup thinly sliced, peeled apples,1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon flour and 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar. Arrange apple mixture on batter. Bake at 350° F about 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into squares and serve warm.

Yield: 6 servings

6. CURRANT TEA LOAF: To remaining batter, add 1/2 cup chopped nuts, 1/2 cup currants and 1/2 cup chopped raisins. Mix well. Spread evenly in 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf
pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° F about 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Yield: 1 loaf, 16 slices

7. Bake muffins at 400°F about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Yield: 8 muffins