Raisin Bran Bread Recipe
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Raisin Bran Bread Recipe

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You won't even realize you're getting bran cereal in your diet when you sample this bread from Jean Daviau of San Jacinto, California. It is moist and slightly sweet from raisins.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups raisin bran
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-1/4 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 115 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In bread machine pan, place the first eight ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  2. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  3. Just before the final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add the raisins. Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices).
Originally published as Raisin Bran Bread in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p34

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butterflii410 User ID: 5185581 64559
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"This was so yummy! I didn't add raisins because my kids and I don't like them. I just used bran flakes instead of raisin bread. I also used half bread flour and half whole wheat flour. My 2 year old son is very picky and he enjoyed it!"

Corrydon User ID: 5737167 205075
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"This is the BEST Raisin bread recipe I have ever found. I have changed it a bit because I live just above 5,000 feet. I make it every week. In fact I have a loaf in the machine right now. Here are my corrections for this altitude. 1-1/4 cup warm water, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 2 Tablespoons butter, softened, 1-1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, 2 Tablespoons dry milk, 1-1/2 cups Raisin Bran, 3-1/4 cups + 1 Tablespoon bread flour, 1 Tablespoon gluten, optional, 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast, 2/3 cup raisins. Follow the directions for your bread machine and enjoy this great taste."

Starrybelle User ID: 4423485 113392
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"I didn't have raisin brand cereal, so I substituted it with a honey and oats cereal with almonds that I had. Over the years I have tried many different recipes.This is the best raisin bread I've made thus far. I brought some to work to share with a co-worker and she loved it!"

j2goodes User ID: 4347651 64558
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2010

"The BEST raisin bread recipe I have ever made. Very moist, great flavor, and great texture - never lasts in our house!"

jewels1234 User ID: 2762567 106272
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"This is my favorite bread machine recipe. Make it every chance I get. It is an excellent way to use the crumbs at the end of the cereal bag."

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