This Healthy Raisin Bread is the BEST! Its made with old-fashioned oats and whole wheat flour and it's packed with fiber, protein and whole grains.
To a large saucepan add oats, bran cereal, raisins, cottage cheese, butter, molasses, honey, and salt.
Turn heat to medium and stir to combine. Pour boiling water over mixture and stir until butter us melted (about 1 minute).
Pour mixture into a large stand mixer.
Combine the yeast, very warm water, and 1/4 tsp honey and stir gently. Allow to rest 5 minutes.
Add to stand mixture, along with whole wheat flour. Mix to combine.
With the mixer on, slowly add the unbleached flour, a little at a time, until it begins to pull away from the sides.
You may not need to use all the flour. Knead for 7-8 minutes in your stand mixer (or by hand if you don't have a stand mixer). Dough will be very sticky.
Grease 3 bread pans. Shape dough into 3 loaves, and set in bread pans.
Cover with a towel and allow to rise until doubled. about 1 - 1/2 hours.
To store: wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store in an air-tight container or ziplock bag. It makes great toast on day 2! I like to freeze the extra loaves.