1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup natural bran cereal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 Gala or Golden Delicious apples, cored and chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. In medium bowl, combine both flours, the bran cereal, baking soda, baking powder and ginger. 2. In large bowl, beat buttermilk, sugar, vegetable oil, egg and orange zest.
3. Add flour mixture to buttermilk mixture, stirring just until combined. Fold in apples. 4. Spread batter in prepared pan and bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

A quick-bread recipe especially suited to breakfast; make it the night before for best flavor.

Apple Buttermilk Bread
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