Saturday, December 17, 2011

FRUIT BREAD

1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup mashed banana
1 can (11-oz) mandarin oranges,drained and chopped
1 1/2 tsp grated orange rind
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease and lightly flour a 9-inch loaf pan; set aside.

In a mixer bowl combine the canola oil and sugar beating until smooth.  Add the eggs one at a time. Beat well after each one.  Add th almond extract, mashed banana, mandarin oranges, and the orange rind mixing well.

With a wooden spoon stir in the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and coconut.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees for 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove to a wire rack to cook.  Loosen from pan and remove.  Cool completely on the wire rack.

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