This is an old family recipe that I've enjoyed since I was just a wee little one. You never visited Nana and Bops' house without having some brown bread!! I like to make this every couple of weeks and often I double the batch and freeze one of the loaves. This hearty bread is great for little kids, too. That's the time I got started on it and both of my kids are big fans of Aunt Tilda's Brown Bread!
Aunt Tilda's Brown Bread
1 cup raisins
1 cup water
1 cup of old-fashioned oats
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of All-Bran Original Cereal
2/3 cup of sugar (You can scale this back to as little as 1/3 of a cup if needed)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350°. In a saucepan, combine the water and raisins. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 3-5 minutes or until raisins are soft. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, cereal, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir until combined. Add buttermilk, egg and raisin/water combo. Stir until all ingredients are well-blended. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.
This is great with a slice of colby-jack cheese on top (the proper Dutch way to eat this delicious bread)!
If you try it, comment here and let me know what you think!