Raisin Bran Bread

Fran Miller


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 votes
6-8, depending on serving size
15 Min
40 Min


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
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
walnut halves for decorating, optional

How to Make Raisin Bran Bread


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cooking spray in 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  • 2Melt 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.
  • 3Add egg and 3/4 cup sugar, mixing well with a large spoon.
  • 4Stir in flour, baking powder, and cinnamon until well-blended.
  • 5Mix in the chopped walnuts, if desired.
  • 6Spread into prepared loaf pan.
  • 7FOR 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.
  • 8Gently press topping and walnut halves into the batter.
  • 9Bake 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. =^..^=
  • 11OPTION: In place of cinnamon, add 1 tsp. vanilla extract with the milk in Step #2.

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About Raisin Bran Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy