Oatmeal Raisin Molasses Bread

Oatmeal Raisin Molasses Bread

Nadine 63

"DH loved the bread his grandmother always made. This is the closest we ever got to it. Use a bread machine for the dough and bake in the oven."
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3 h 35 m servings 261 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 261 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.6g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 165 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place oats, molasses, butter, and salt into the bread maker bowl; add the boiling water.
  2. Measure 1/4 teaspoon sugar into a small cup and set aside. Pour remaining sugar into the oat mixture and stir. Let mixture cool to about 100 degrees F/38 degrees C, about 20 minutes.
  3. Pour warm water into the reserved sugar in the small cup; add yeast.
  4. Pour bread flour atop the oat mixture. Pour yeast mixture over the flour.
  5. Select Dough setting and press start. Check your owner's manual to see how long the kneading lasts, so you can add raisins to the dough 5 minutes before it finishes kneading. Let the bread maker run the full dough cycle, about 1 hour, though it will depend on your machine.
  6. Grease 2 bread pans.
  7. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Punch down dough, but do not knead. Separate into two loaves and place in prepared pans; cover each with a damp towel and allow to rise for about 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  9. Bake in preheated oven until the top is golden brown and the bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped, 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.



Excellent molasses flavour and the raisins are a lovely perk in this bread. I am not a very experienced bread baker so I found I had to keep a close eye on the baking time but that was just me…...

This recipe is delicious. I didn't have bread flour, so I used wheat and self rising flour. It is so good, I can't stop eating it.

If you like molasses, you'll like this bread! In spite of several errors on my part, the loaves came out "perfect". I think the recipe bake time is off, though - I had to bake them for 35 minute...

If you love molasses, which I do, you’ll find this bread to be a little slice of heaven. I don’t have a bread machine and only wanted one loaf. I used half of the total amount of the water for...