Similar to a raisin bran muffin, but in a tasty loaf. Cinnamon can be used in place of the cardamom if preferred.
- 425 mL all purpose flour (1¾ cups)
- 175 mL brown sugar, lightly packed (¾ cup)
- 1 mL salt (¼ tsp)
- 30 mL baking powder (2 Tbsp)
- 5 mL baking soda (1 tsp)
- 5 mL cardamom (1 tsp)
- 175 mL All Bran® cereal (¾ cup)
- 250 mL BC Coronation grapes, sliced in half (1 cup)
- 1 egg 1
- 30 mL canola oil (2 Tbsp)
- 175 mL 1% milk (¾ cup)
- 5 mL vanilla extract (1 tsp)
- 125 mL unsweetened applesauce (½ cup)
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly mist a large loaf plan with cooking oil spray. (Or coat lightly with butter and flour.)
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, soda, cardamom and All Bran. Mix well. Stir in grapes.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine egg, oil, milk, vanilla and applesauce until well blended.
- Gently mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir to just combine. Batter will be lumpy. Do not over mix.
- Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until fork inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes then remove from pan to a cooling rack. Slice when cold. Wrap in foil.
Serve warm as an accompaniment to roast meat or poultry.
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 small shallot
- 2 cups British Columbia grapes
- ¼ cup brewed espresso
- ½ cup dry red British Columbia wine
- 1 cinnamon stick, halved
- 1 tbsp.honey
- 1½ tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1½ tsp. butter
- In medium fry pan, heat oil over medium heat.
- Add shallot and sauté 1 minute or until softened.
- Add grapes and sauté 1 minute; transfer grapes to bowl.
- Add espresso, wine, cinnamon stick and honey to fry pan.
- Bring to a boil; boil 5 minutes or until slightly syrupy.
- Return grapes to fry pan and heat for 30 seconds.
- Remove fry pan from heat; add vinegar and butter, stirring until butter melts.
Makes 4 servings.
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