Raisin Bran Lemon Bread

There is a trend here in the CafeTerraBlog kitchen, this recipe took me two tries….BUT I ended with some delicious bread!  Remember last week,  it took me two tries to get lemon curd right.  Now I am huge lover of lemon curd, what a gorgeous treat!

Give me a bran muffin of any kind and I am a happy girl!  The other day I found a mango berry bran muffin at Trader Joe’s, what a great flavor combo.  The muffin was perfect with lemon curd slathered on top…..which got me thinking, lemon curd and bran…..

The first try, well I got a little excited about the blackberries I picked up at the store.  I should’ve put only 1/2 of the package in the batter.  So the blackberries went to the bottom, and the bread did not come out nicely.  I had to share the mistake with you, though,  because it tasted fantastic!

For the second try I used raisins instead,  keeping more true to the original recipe.  The recipe I adapted is from the recipe on the Hodgson Mill package.

Yields 14

Raisin Bran Lemon Bread

Moist bread that is healthy with every bite, and so easy to make!

15 minsPrep Time

60 minsCook Time

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1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups unprocessed wheat bran
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups raisins
1/3 cup lemon curd
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour a bread pan.

In medium bowl, Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

In separate medium bowl, combine wheat bran, raisins, lemon curd, and hot water and stir well. Add egg and vanilla and mix.

Mix together the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.

Pour ingredients in a loaf pan, and bake for 60 minutes depending on oven.



My second variation I did with the bread - 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries instead of raisins. 1 tsp cardamom instead of cinnamon, and 1 tsp almond extract instead of vanilla extract.


I plan on making the first round again, I actually like the almond extract with the lemon curd in the bread.   If you do not have the lemon curd, you could use Greek yogurt instead.

I brought a recipe from the vault, and shared a guest blog over at Asian In America.  I would love for you to stop by, and say hi to Betty Ann!

Do you enjoy bran muffins?  What is your favorite bran muffin?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra





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  • Choc Chip Uru
    Bread looks so amazing - I want a delicious thick cut for breakfast :D You have a wonderful blog! Cheers Choc Chip Uru Latest: Healthiest Natural Sugars Muesli Bars http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/
    •  Thank you so much!!! I have one slice left just for you:-) I just enjoyed your beautiful blog too, happy to connect! Hugs, Terra
  • Great recipes came from the effort of trying until you do it right. It looks delicious and yummy. =)
    •  Thank you so much!!! I am a determined girl, LOL! Hugs, Terra
  • I dont think so I have ever had bran muffins. Your raisin bran lemon bread sounds and looks so yummy. tempted by the texture and colroe, I d like to try your recipe!
    •  You will love bran muffins, they really are addictive:-) Thank you so much! Let me know if you try bran muffin or bread:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Definitely looks worth the re-do. Great job!
    •  Thank you so much! :-)
  • i love raisin bran muffins, but haven't made them in years. i think the addition of lemon curd is pure genius!!
    •  Thank you so much! I really enjoyed the bread, and to add more love, I slathered lots of lemon curd on it too:-) Hugs, Terra
  • I love the uniqueness of this bread and how you incorporated your luscious lemon curd into it.  Plus, it looks so pretty with the dots of raisins and bran.  I reallly dig healthy/decadence ;) xoxo
    •  Thank you love! I kinda love this bread, and I am really happy I have lots of bran left:-) Sending hugs!
  • Lovely bread, and I really wish I could enjoy a slice with you Terra!  I've adapted so many recipes to gluten-free, but I don't think this one would be quite the same without the wheat bran...Enjoy an extra slice for me :-)
    •  I will enjoy a slice, and need to make more this week it was so good:-) Sending hugs your way!!!
  • I love bran muffins but a bread?  I can imagine it sliced, toasted and slathered with butter.  Would it be healthier if I made my own butter?  :)  Probably not.  I'm definitely making this one!
    •  Oh YUM!!! Toasted and slathered with butter would be pretty AMAZING!!! Let me know how you enjoy this addictive bread:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Love this bread! And hey, two tries means more product to test ;) 
    •  So true, the more bread I have in the house, the happier my tummy is! Hugs, Terra
  • Karriann Graf
    Great recipe! I'll try this using Greek yogurt :) "Happy Cooking"
    •  Thank you so much! oxox
  • I've never heard about lemon bread, it looks pretty good and perfectly moist
    •  It was really moist bread, I really couldn't get enough of this bread:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Katie Koonce
    Mmm Mmm!! Love love raisins and lemon! This looks perfect Terra! xx Epicurean Mom
    •  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • What a beautiful bread, and so moist! Love the combination as well...will stop over to see your guest post :)
    •  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Wow, love the addition of lemon curd in it!
    •  Thank you so much! :-)
  • A very healthy and moist quick bread. Love that you used lots of wheat bran in it.
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Baker Street
    Mmmm.. Raisin and Bran. Love baking quick breads. This one would pair so well with your morning tea. 
  • Thespicyrd
    Looks so moist and delicious Terra! I'm a huge fan of lemon curd, and would definitely have fun experimenting with making a gluten-free version :-) Hope you're having a fabulous week! xoxo