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Oat Bran Health Bread Recipe
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Oat Bran Health Bread

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"A tasty bread machine health bread enriched by the fiber and nutrition of oat bran and flax meal."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x5 inch loaf pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Add water, yeast, canola oil and honey to the pan of the bread machine; stir to dissolve yeast. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oat bran, whole wheat flour, bread flour, flax seed meal and salt. Pour this mixture into the pan of the bread machine. Select Whole Wheat cycle; press Start.
  3. After the dough has risen, remove it from the bread machine and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Form into a loaf shape and place in a lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pan. Let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 28, 2004

This bread is really good. I like the high fiber content. My only changes were: reduced white bread flour to 1 cup and added an extra 1/3 cup wheat flour. I also added about 1 1/2 tsp of vital gluten. The bread not only tastes great, it looks great, too! Thanks for a great, high fiber recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 01, 2006

Way too dry as is. Needed more gluten and about 3/4 cup more water.


9 Ratings

Feb 28, 2005

excellent! I added 2 tsps vital wheat gluten, and used the bread machine for the dough cycle and made rolls from the dough (let rise 45 minutes), absolutely amazing served with Honey! thank you so much for this recipe!

Oct 15, 2003

Great taste! My bread machine doesn't work well, so I mixed the dough in my kitchen-aid mixer instead. It is very hearty and dense...and I may try to add a bit more sugar, and some gluten next time so it will rise a little higher...to use for sandwiches. This would also be terrific as mini-loaves baked free form (similar to what some of the steakhouse's serve). Tasted great toasted with honey, too. Thanks for sharing a really good and healthy bread recipe!

Apr 20, 2009

Very yummy! I used wheat bran instead of oat bran and unsweetened applesauce instead of oil and it came out great. Also used all whole wheat pastry flour instead of whole wheat and all-purpose and ground flaxseed (not sure if that is any different from flax seed meal). It is a somewhat dense bread, but it melts in your mouth; it's not dry at all. I had it with soup the night I made it, and then the next morning I had it again as toast. Delicious! I will be making this one again. Thanks for the recipe!

Jul 01, 2007

This was very good. I followed the ingredients exactly and it came out very good-very soft in the inside. The outside is alittle "hard" but not too bad. This bread tasted great with honey alone or with a chicken sandwich. Thanks!

Nov 15, 2011

healthy and moist. does not hold up well for making sandwiches but delicious eaten plain with maybe a little cheese on the side.

Sep 09, 2011

This would make a good english muffin bread. It raised very little and think that gluten would have have helped it to raise rather than stay dense. Also felt it needed more salt. But it was still good toasted with a little butter and jam or honey.


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  • Calories
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 5.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 100 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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