Unprocessed Bran Substitute

Lisa Moon

I have a recipe that calls for Unprocessed Bran. The closest thing I may have is Milled Flax seed. Can I use that or should I mill the various seeds I have?

badge posted by: Lisa Moon on September 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm in General discussions
tags: bran, bread, grain, wheat
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reply by: swirth on September 11, 2011 at 5:11 pm

If you Google on unprocessed bran, you'll see that Quaker sells this product. I don't think the other items you mention will give you the desired results.

reply by: berwynbaker on September 11, 2011 at 7:33 pm

I buy unprocessed bran all the time at our local health food store. It is put out by Bob's Red Mill, I think, it is only about $1.29 for 12 ounces. I do not know if Flax seed would be a good trade out or not. bb

reply by: swirth on September 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

According to this site:


March 26, 2010
Almond flour and flax meal are both good substitutes for unprocessed bran.
That surprises me as flax meal is very heavy and oily and I wouldn't think unprocessed bran would be heavy or oily. I was thinking something more along the lines of wheat germ for texture.