Raisin Bran Loaf

The next best thing to a raisin bran muffin. This bread is made in your bread maker and filled to the brim with goodness: all-bran cereal, wheat bran and whole wheat flour. Molasses adds richness, color and that taste that brings anything labeled "raisin bran" truly alive.

This bread is super quick to put together even though it has a tad longer ingredient list than usual. Within a few hours you will have a lovely loaf to enjoy. This one is great toasted but also would be fantastic as a basis for your next french toast breakfast.

If you don't have wheat bran handy simply swap it out with oat bran. I tend to have oat bran on standby all the time as it is one of my favorite hot cereals. I used dark raisins in this recipe but you could also use golden raisins or any other small dried fruit and exchange it in the recipe at a 1:1 ratio.

So let's get BAKING!

I use this brand of cereal.
It is excellent in this recipe.

A fresh and golden loaf


*source recipe: 250 Best Canadian Bread Machine Baking Recipes
Makes 1.5 lb loaf


1 1/4 cups water at room temperature
1/4 cup skim milk powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon of molasses (not blackstrap)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (neutral flavor only)
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups white bread flour
1/2 cup bran cereal
1/4 cup wheat bran
3/4 cup raisins
1 1/4 teaspoon bread machine yeast


ADD all ingredients into your bread maker pan in the order above except raisins
ADD raisins to dispenser container on your bread machine. If you don't have a dispenser then go ahead and add the raisins with the rest of the ingredients
SELECT EXTRAS if you have an extras dispenser for the raisins
SELECT 1.5 lb loaf and MEDIUM crust setting
PRESS START and let the bread maker do all the work


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