Date Bran Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"Another snack cake, one that's good for ya !! Fabulous tasting fibre !! High fiber that tastes great!!Serve with a little icecream or diet topping from the high Fiber Cookbook for diabetics by Mabel Cavaiani"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (53 g)
  • Calories 133.9
  • Total Fat - 6.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1 g
  • Cholesterol - 13.6 mg
  • Sodium - 240.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 9.5 g
  • Protein - 1.6 g
  • Calcium - 44.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Place bran, water, egg, molasses and veggie oil in a small bowl. Mix lightly and let stand at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes. (This timing is very important.)

Step 2

Place flour, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, soda and dates in a mixer bowl and mix at low speed for about 1/2 minute to blend well. Add the bran mixture and mix at medium speed to blend well. Do not overmix. Spread evenly in a well greased 8 inch square pan and bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cake is firm in the centre and draws away from the sides of the pan. Cool the cake to room temperature and cut into 12 squares

Step 3

Use 1 square per serving. food exchange per serving- 1 bread and 1 fat.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Love that this is not a sweet cake! Easy to put together and such lovely flavour! I did not have an 8" square pan, so used a 9" round. So that is why the cake is a wee bit smaller in height. Thank you Derf, I will be making this again!

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(29 Sep 2013)