In the 80’s, (that’s 1980’s not 1880’s) I used to make a fruit loaf made with All Bran, it was like a malt loaf and we ate it buttered.
I was looking through my recipes file for a fat free cake and came upon the recipe. I decided to update it and see how it turned out
4 oz all bran
5 oz sugar
10 oz mixed fruit
4 oz self raising flour
Put all bran sugar and fruit in a bowl with the milk, mix and leave 30 minutes, sieve in the flour, mix well and place in a lined 2lb loaf tin and bake on 180C for 1 1/4 hours.
Bran loaf- new recipe
1 cup all bran
1 cup sugar
1 cup sultanas
1 apple with skin on but peeled and chopped
1 cup self raising flour
scant 1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
some chopped nuts (I used pecans)
some sunflower seeds.
Mix and bake as above.
Here it is before it was devoured, I had family staying and we all loved the cake.
It was moist and chewy and there was no need for butter. Next time I might try reducing the sugar, and the nuts and spices could be varied, a mashed banana would be good too.