Molasses-Oat Bran Bread

Molasses-Oat Bran Bread


"This recipe for a healthy, semi-sweet, dark, and hearty loaf of bread features molasses and oat bran."


servings 134 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 134 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and a pinch of sugar in warm water. Set aside to rest for about 5 minutes.
  2. Mix butter or margarine and molasses into yeast. Add 1 cup oat bran, 2 cups flour, and salt. Stir, and add flour as needed to make dough stick together. When dough forms a ball, turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 8 to 10 minutes, adding flour as needed to make a slightly sticky and moist dough. Place in a buttered bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  3. Punch down, and form into two round or oval loaves. Place on a greased baking sheet, and allow to rise 1 hour, or until loaves have doubled in size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon oat bran on top of the loaves.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the tops are a nice dark brown and the bottoms of the loaves sound hollow when tapped.
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  1. 15 Ratings


This is a wonderful healthy bread recipe. I wonder if the people who gave it a low rating wanted bread that tastes just like the sugar and additive filled ones from the store, just healthy. Well...

I am giving this 3 stars as written. It has potential though. When using WW flour and oat bran it is important to add Vital Wheat Gluten, this recipe needs at least 3 Tablespoons of VWG. Als...

This recipe was a bit iffy. The dough consistency was hard and similar to cookie dough, without the soft yeilding texture that bread dough usually has. Plus, after letting it rest twice I only...

The recipe is a little iffy, but can be worked with. The amounts given are only for one loaf; double for two. I added one extra tablespoon margarine, raisins, and a couple tablespoons brown su...

During the first rising I left it to rise the whole 2 hours, during the second rising I left it a bit longer than the recipe calls for. It makes one large loave or two small ones. I liked the te...

this was perfect. from the look of the dough i wasn't sure about how the end product would look- but it was great. a thick warm slice of this with a little margarine and molasses is a nice warm ...

There is a reason people don't make 100% wholewheat bread, and this is it. I wish I had taken Tillster's advice. This bread was a colossal waste of time, energy and ingredients. The doughines...

Unfortunately, I read the reviews after I started making it, and decided to make rolls with the dough. I really don't know what to say, except this is the worst recipe I have ever worked with. ...

Pretty good and relatively simple to make wheat bread recipe. This was the first loaf of bread I ever made and I think it turned out very nice. The bread is not sweet but the molasses adds a hin...