Some people love hot cereal for breakfast, but those who love cold cereal, there are reasons to choose Raisin Bran on November 15. One of the main reasons is because it is National raisin bran cereal Day that is celebrated all across the country. This particular cereal has been produced in the United States since 1926.

About the cereal

Raisin bran is an excellent source of fiber. Most people eat it for breakfast, but it can be eaten any time of the day. Some people like to have a bowl of the crunchy stuff at night before going to bed. This particular cereal is very popular.

Besides tasting good, it is very healthy.

Even though is it celebrated today; you don't have to limit yourself to just a bowl of milk at breakfast time. You can eat it in muffins, bread, cakes, and cookies later during the day.


Raisin bran is one of the top-sellers in almost all of the companies that make cereal. They include Kellogg's, Post, Total, and General Mills. Kellogg's offers at least 31 recipes that include their raisin bran. You will taste it in the company's zucchini carrot bars, sour cream bran coffee cakes, raisin bran pizza cookies, pumpkin cakes and peanut butter and jelly muffins. In the same manner, Post has about 28 recipes that include yogurt bars, easy pumpkin coffee cakes, cookies, and muffins.

Nutritional value

Besides tasting good, the cereal is good for you. No matter which brand you choose, a one-cup serving has about the same nutritional value. It is high in fiber, low in fat and has about 190 calories.

No matter whether you choose Kellogg's, Post, Total or General Mills, you can't go wrong. You will eat a healthy product from all of the well-known companies.

People do have their own preference. Since the companies know this, they have included details in their slogans to get families to buy their brand. For instance, people want to know which brand has the most raisins. Kellogg's doesn't keep anybody guessing. The company promises two scoops of raisins in every box. Other than raisins, there are slivered almonds in some of the brands.

Another good reason to eat raisin bran is that it keeps you full from breakfast to lunchtime. You will not get hungry and have the urge to snack between those two meals. An added bonus for eating it is that it helps to keep your weight under control. It is a much better option for you than eating a heavy breakfast that consists of pancakes, eggs, and bacon.