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Raisin Bran Bread

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
    1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • Just before the final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add the raisins.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 115 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Christopher
    Feb 16, 2020

    I have made this recipe 5 times, adjusting water and yeast, etc. It has fallen into a sunken valley each time. Time to look around for a recipe that actually works.

  • misscoffeepot
    Jul 11, 2019

    I am posting another review- as I used the dough to make 12 big and fluffy rolls- very nice!

  • butterflii410
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • Andrea
    Nov 19, 2005

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