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Homemade Bran Flakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Make your own cereal with my Homemade Bran Flakes, which pack protein, fiber, no added sugar — and loads of toasty flavor!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 212 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 cup (5oz/142g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup (3oz/85g) bran/millers bran
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons molasses, (maple syrup or honey will also work)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or any other flavorless oil
  • 1/3 cup (2 ½ floz/71ml) water
Optional Add-Ins:
  • 1/3 cup raisins*
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit*
  • 1/4 cup nuts or seeds*
  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C) then butter a 13 x 14 inch flat baking tray. Set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, bran flakes, flax, and salt. 

  3. In a small jug, combine the water, vegetable oil, and molasses. 

  4. Lastly, stream in the wet ingredients, holding some back initially. Mix with the back of your spatula until a sticky dough begins to form. If the mix is too dry add a little more of the wet ingredients until the dough comes together. 

  5. On a large flat surface, lay a tea towel underneath your greased baking tray (this will hold it in place while rolling). Transfer the sticky bran mix to the tray and cover with a large sheet of parchment paper. 

  6. Using a rolling pin roll the dough out to a very thin even sheet the size of the tray. Once rolled out, remove the parchment paper. 

  7. Bake the bran flakes for 45 - 50 minutes until completely dried out and crisp.

  8. Remove from the oven and allow to slightly cool. When you can handle the bran, break it into small bite size flakes.

  9. Cover and store in an airtight container for up to 3-4 weeks.

Watch the Recipe Video!

Recipe Notes

*Feel free to add in raisins, dried fruits, nuts or seeds for whatever flavor variations you like. 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Bran Flakes
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 297mg13%
Potassium 464mg13%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.