It’s National Raisin Bran Cereal Day and there is more than one way to celebrate. The day can be started with a jug of milk and a box of commercially-prepared raisin bran cereal or any number of these other options can be used.
Homemade Raisin Bran Cereal
Food.com has a recipe for homemade raisin bran that uses unprocessed wheat bran, whole wheat flour, safflower oil, honey and raisins along with a few other ingredients. The entire process takes approximately 1 ½ hours, with a yield of two quarts. The recipe can be adjusted, on-site, to yield other amounts and to use US or metric measurements.
Raisin Bran Cereal Muffins
Joy the Baker shares a cute story, gorgeous photos and a recipe for making homemade raisin bran cereal muffins. Her recipe yields approximately two dozen muffins and uses half a 15-ounce box ( seven to eight ounces) of raisin bran cereal. She also includes brown sugar, granulated sugar and buttermilk in her recipe.
More Raisin Bran Cereal Recipes
Kellogg’s offers 31 recipes featuring their raisin bran cereal. These recipes include baked apples, zucchini carrot bars, sour cream bran coffee cake, raisin bran pizza cookie, pumpkin cake and peanut butter and jelly muffins.
Using the Post Natural website recipes search feature for Post Raisin Bran recipes, eight results pop up that include foods such as muffins, cookies, bread, coffee cake and a crumble.
Additionally, the Post Cereals website displays 28 recipes when the Raisin Bran cereal is searched in the recipe database. These recipes include Cereal Yogurt Bars, Easy Cereal Pumpkin Coffee Cake, Holiday Jam Thumbprint Cookies, Workday Raisin Bran-Berry Muffins, Breakfast for Dinner and Grab and Go.
Eat Better America features a variety of recipes using popular food brands and Total Raisin Bran made their list. Of the ten listed recipes for Total cereals, two call for Total Raisin Bran: Fresh Apple Cereal Bars and Crunchy Fruit Snack Mix. A few of the others could successfully use Total Raisin Bran in place of regular Total cereal or Total Cranberry Crunch cereal.
Raisin Bran Cereal Nutrition Facts
Raisin bran cereal can be a very nutritious part of a healthy eating plan for many people. The following is the nutritional information for several popular brand of commercially-prepared raisin bran cereals.
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran cereal has added to varieties to the line-up, so in addition to the traditional raisin bran, there is Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch and Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Extra. The following nutritional values are for the traditional Kellogg’s Raisin Bran cereal only.
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran cereal contains 190 calories and 1.5 grams of fat per one-cup serving. Also in one serving are 350 mg sodium, 19 grams sugar, 7 grams fiber, 360 mg potassium and 5 grams of protein. This cereal also has calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin A and vitamin D.
Post Raisin Bran cereal has one gram of fat and 190 calories in a one-cup serving. One serving of the cereal also contains zero cholesterol, 250 mg sodium, 310 mg potassium, 46 grams of total carbohydrates and 4 grams of protein. Post Raisin Bran has vitamins A, D, B6, and B12, along with calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and copper.
Total Raisin Bran cereal has 160 calories per one-cup serving. In this serving, there is also 1 gram of fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 280 mg potassium, 40 grams of total carbohydrates and 3 grams of protein. Total Raisin Bran cereal contains vitamins A, C, D, E and B12, along with calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc.
Coupons for Raisin Bran Cereal
If you love commercially-prepared raisin bran cereals, be sure to check manufacturer websites for coupons and samples. At the time of publication of this article, several raisin bran cereal companies were offering coupons for their cereals, along with other promotions.
Total Cereal. Nutrition Facts (Total Raisin Bran Cereal). http://www.totalcereal.com/raisin-bran.aspx
Kellog Cereal GDAs. (Kellogg’s Raisin Bran cereal). http://www.kelloggsnutrition.com/learn-about-labels/kellogg-gdas.html
Post Cereals. Post Raisin Bran Nutritional Information. http://www.postcereals.com/cereals/post_raisin_bran/#nutrition