Apricot Nut Bread

Apricot Nut Bread
1 cup apple juice
½ cup all-fruit apricot spread or apricot jam
2/3 cup chopped dried apricots
½ cup oat bran

1/3 cup canola oil
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 Tbs honey

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Bring the apple juice to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add the apricot spread, apricots, and oat bran, let stand for 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine the oil, bananas, and honey in a large mixing bowl; whisk well. Add apricot mixture. Add the dry ingredients to the banana-apricot mixture, stirring just until moist.

4. Spoon the batter into a greased loaf pan. Back for 55-65 minutes or until pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool and enjoy.

Mary Jolley http://www.mygreendiet.com

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