Oatmeal Raisin Bread

Personalize this loaf to fit your mood with a variety of other dried fruits or the addition of up to 1 cup of nuts.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 1⁄4 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1⁄4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar


  • Combine 1 cup oats and raisins in a large bowl, add milk and vanilla, and soak for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with pan spray, and line the bottom and short sides with a strip of parchment.
  • Stir eggs and butter into the soaked oatmeal, and mix well. Sift together flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt; stir thoroughly into oats.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan, top with remaining oats and granulated sugar, and bake 20 minutes, until risen. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F and bake 30 minutes, or until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Tent with foil if loaf browns too quickly.
  • Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool on a rack.