Healthy Raisin Bread | Tastes Better From Scratch
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Healthy Raisin Bread

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.
Prep Time1 hr 50 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 standard size loaves
Calories: 1838kcal
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


  • 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. 
  • 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. 


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.


Calories: 1838kcal | Carbohydrates: 376g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 1371mg | Potassium: 2551mg | Fiber: 33g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 394mg | Iron: 21.7mg