Healthy Meal Prep
Shredded Cereal Bread Recipe

Shredded Cereal Bread


The subtle nutty flavor of shredded cereal (e.g., Shredded Wheat (TM)), enhanced by molasses, takes center stage in this vintage recipe.


  • 2 ¼ cups boiling water
  • 3 large shredded wheat cereal biscuits
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 (0.6 ounce) cake compressed fresh yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 8 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, pour the boiling water over the biscuits Stir in salt, shortening and molasses. Cool to lukewarm.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add this to the lukewarm biscuit mixture. Stir in the flour, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
  3. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into three equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Brush tops of loaves with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, until bottom of loaves sound hollow when tapped.

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Nutritional Information

Shredded Cereal Bread

Servings Per Recipe: 24
Calories: 195
% Daily Value *
protein: 10 %
carbohydrates: 13 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 6 %
fat: 2 %
saturated fat: 1 %
vitamin a iu:
niacin equivalents: 29 %
vitamin b6: 5 %
vitamin c:
folate: 21 %
calcium: 2 %
iron: 14 %
magnesium: 11 %
potassium: 5 %
sodium: 4 %
thiamin: 36 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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