Oatmeal, Fruit and Nut Bread

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Jo Ann L

This is a tasty bread with very little fat-virtually none if you use the nonfat buttermilk and leave out the nuts. I've only made it with raisins, but I'll bet it would be really good with the dried cranberries also.

Top Review by ladypit

Very nice, slightly sweet, flavor. The bread was very moist and almost cake-like. I went against the suggestion and used skim milk with a little lemon juice and it was just fine. But please heed my advice! Use a cake tester or toothpick to tell if the middle is done! I decided it looked done and took it out, but the middle was not yet done and I only got to eat the edges. Next time I will test it better. I used 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries and the taste was lovely. Yum! Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oats and buttermilk; mix well and set aside for a few minutes.
  2. Combine dry ingredients, except for the sugar, and mix well.
  3. Add brown sugar to oat mixture and mix well, pressing out any lumps.
  4. Add buttermilk mixture and vanilla to dry ingredients and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  5. Stir in fruit and nuts (if using).
  6. Put batter into 2 1-lb loaf pans that have been sprayed with nonstick spray.
  7. Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Cool in pan for 5-10 minutes, then remove from pans to cool on wire rack.

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