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Healthy Raisin Bread | Tastes Better From Scratch
Healthy Raisin Bread
Prep Time
1 hr 50 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 35 mins

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.

Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 3 standard size loaves
Calories: 1838 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup bran cereal like All-Bran
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese 1%
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup very warm water
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  1. To a large saucepan add oats, bran cereal, raisins, cottage cheese, butter, molasses, honey, and salt. 

  2. Turn heat to medium and stir to combine. Pour boiling water over mixture and stir until butter us melted (about 1 minute). 

  3. Pour mixture into a large stand mixer. 

  4. Combine the yeast, very warm water, and 1/4 tsp honey and stir gently. Allow to rest 5 minutes. 

  5. Add to stand mixture, along with whole wheat flour. Mix to combine. 

  6. With the mixer on, slowly add the unbleached flour, a little at a time, until it begins to pull away from the sides. 

  7. 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. 

  8. Grease 3 bread pans. Shape dough into 3 loaves, and set in bread pans. 

  9. Cover with a towel and allow to rise until doubled. about 1 - 1/2 hours. 

  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake loaves for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and done in the middle. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. 
Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Raisin Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1838 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 1371mg 57%
Potassium 2551mg 73%
Total Carbohydrates 376g 125%
Dietary Fiber 33g 132%
Sugars 72g
Protein 57g 114%
Vitamin A 15.1%
Vitamin C 9.8%
Calcium 39.4%
Iron 120.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.