Nutty Bran Bread

Blackstrap molasses gives the bread a sassy sweetness and bones up your calcium at the same time!

Serves: 16Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 3 hoursDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 2 Tbsp. yeast
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. blackstrap molasses
  • ½ cup soy milk
  • 4 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bran cereal
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add olive oil, molasses, and soy milk, mixing well.
  • Combine white flour, whole wheat flour, cereal, sugar, salt, and walnuts. Add to molasses mixture and knead for at least 20 minutes.
  • Round up dough in a greased bowl. Let dough rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour. Punch down and divide into 2 loaves.
  • Flatten dough and roll up into 2 loaf shapes. Place in loaf pans. Let rise until double, about 1 hour. Bake for 30 minutes.