raisin bran bread

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Fran Miller
from Parkersburg, WV

Easy & delicious idea for a last minute breakfast potluck or holiday gift. It looks beautiful, too. I'm not sure where this recipe came from, but it could have originally been from a cereal box. Post Raisin Bran has the biggest flakes, which makes it look especially pretty for presentation, but any raisin bran cereal will do. =^..^=

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6-8, depending on serving size
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For raisin bran bread

  • 4 Tbsp
    butter or margarine, divided into 2 + 2 tablespoons
  • 2 c
    raisin bran cereal, divided into 1-1/2 + 1/2 cup
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1
  • 3/4 c
    white sugar
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon, see step #11
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts, optional
  • 1 Tbsp
    white sugar
  • some
    walnut halves for decorating, optional

How To Make raisin bran bread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cooking spray in 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  • 2
    Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter or margarine in a medium microwave-safe bowl. (I love my large PC Batter Bowl for this!) Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cereal and milk until blended. Let stand 1 minute.
  • 3
    Add egg and 3/4 cup sugar, mixing well with a large spoon.
  • 4
    Stir in flour, baking powder, and cinnamon until well-blended.
  • 5
    Mix in the chopped walnuts, if desired.
  • 6
    Spread into prepared loaf pan.
  • 7
    FOR THE TOPPING: Melt the remaining 2 Tablespoons of butter or margarine in a small microwave-safe bowl. (I use my small PC Batter Bowl for this.) Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup cereal and 1 Tablespoon sugar until well-blended. Sprinkle over batter.
  • 8
    Gently press topping and walnut halves into the batter.
  • 9
    Bake 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack, then remove bread from pan and cool completely...
  • 10
    ...OR serve warm with butter or cream cheese. =^..^=
  • 11
    OPTION: In place of cinnamon, add 1 tsp. vanilla extract with the milk in Step #2.