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My so funny experience with FIBER ONE!!! 
Feb. 8, 2012 1:06 am 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2012 8:33 pm
For the Month of February we were issued with a challenge.
“Crete your own recipe using Fiber one original bran cereal as an ingredient.  This recipe can be anything from dessert to entrée, so get your creative juices flowing”
Well, of course I am new to the All stars program so challenge number one for me was to buy the actual cereal.  I just love the brands 90 Calorie Brownies and also their Chocolate chip bars but never tried the cereal.  So after work all hyped up for the challenge I took myself to Sams Club.  I paced up and down their cereal aisle wearing out a path in the floor but you guessed it no fiber one! So frustrating, so next stop was a smaller grocery store.  Jumped out of the car, ran in the store like a woman processed, found the cereal aisle and Yes you guess correctly once again.  No fiber One!!!  Well, by this time I am beginning to think the actual challenge was finding the cereal rather than producing a recipe!!!  Ok, so I am back in the car again continuing with my hour long commute and finally come to a Wal-Mart.  Now I am not a huge Wal-Mart fan but at this time needs must (nothing against Wal-Mart, I am a Sams Club shopper after all!) any way I am out of the car, getting a sprint going as my bed is calling me (well ok, sprint may be a slight exaggeration, it was more like a fast walk) and there it was, cereal gold.  My very own box of Fiber one.  Purchased even without a coupon, which most people who know me know I love to waste my time cutting coupons!
Well, I make it home after a trip to three stores and finally get to bed that day, exhausted but ready for my cooking challenge that afternoon.  I had dreams of several recipes I thought I could concoct to gain my three points.  So just as I stroll downstairs that afternoon after a fitful sleep the doorbell rings.  I know it’s a parcel delivery but for once don’t have anything on order.  So the smiling guy at the door hands me a box with my name on it.  Oh how exciting, I just love surprises.  In eager anticipation I open the box to find two FREE boxes of my cereal gold supplied courtesy of Fiber one!  Thank you Fiber One. Well it brought about fits of giggles from me (thank goodness no one was how, they would have finally thought I had gone crazy) All that madness that morning was for nothing.  So, next time I am issued with a challenge like this one I will be a little bit more patient before I run to the store! 
So of course knowing all the extra effort I had gone to, I though I had to get creative and come up with an excellent recipe and I really believe I have.  So here is my gorgeous fiber One Healthy Banana and walnut Bread and while you are enjoying your own slice, just think of all the blood sweat and tears I put into creating this masterpiece!
Fiber One® Healthy Banana Walnut Bread
Original Recipe Yield 1 loaf


  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 cup no Calorie Sweetener
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp banana extract
  • 1/8 cup flax seed
  • 1/8 Cup Fiber one Original cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a food processor or blender blitz the flax seeds and Fiber one cereal until forms granules and set to one side.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the applesauce and sweetener with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the bananas and banana extract. Then mix in the flour, Baking Soda and Baking powder. Add flax seed/Fiber one mixture until just incorporated.
  4. Fold in the walnuts.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

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Feb. 8, 2012 1:45 pm
Nice job. I have added it to make a denser whole wheat bread on occasion. I think I would like it better in your banana walnut bread than in the haystacks.
Feb. 8, 2012 6:06 pm
Great job. Looks good! (And I bought a box of Fiber One too and then I got the boxes in the mail.)
Feb. 9, 2012 1:08 am
BSM~ I have yet to try the haystacks, I keep putting them off as I am not a peanut butter fan. I guess I will have to get them made just to complete the challenge.
Feb. 9, 2012 1:08 am
Magnolia ~ so funny that you did the same thing. At leaset we know to be patient next time.
Feb. 9, 2012 5:38 am
Only 1/8 of a cup?! Now what will you do with the rest of the cereal?! :)
Feb. 9, 2012 4:16 pm
Oh, so that explains why everyone is making things with fiber one!!! I was wondering what was up with that!
Feb. 12, 2012 3:41 am
KIMSCOOKINGNOW ~ Oh yes, we are all busy working our way down the boxes of Fiber one! FNChef ~ I still have the haystacks to make, keep putting this off as my family is not found of peanut butter. Maybe I will get around to making them this weeekend
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