Calories in a Bowl of Raisin Bran Cereal

by Chris Callaway

Raisin bran is a wheat-bran cereal interspersed with raisins. Marketed by a variety of manufacturers, a bowl of raisin bran normally equates to 1 cup of cereal, and is traditionally topped with a half-cup of milk.

Calories in Raisin Bran

A 1-cup serving of raisin bran ranges from 160 to 190 calories, depending on the manufacturer. Variance in calories depends upon the amount of bran, raisins and sugars added.

Other Nutrition Facts

Raisin bran is low in fat and cholesterol, with an average of 1 g of fat and zero cholesterol. Each 1 cup serving provides 40 g of carbohydrates, they also provide about 300 mg of potassium, 5 g of protein and 7 g of dietary fiber.


Adding milk to your cereal increases calorie content. A half-cup of nonfat skim milk has 55 calories, while a half-cup of reduced fat milk contains 65 calories.

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About the Author

Chris Callaway started writing professionally in 2007 and has worked as sports editor, managing editor and senior editor of "The Racquet" as well as written for the "La Crosse Tribune" and other newspapers in western Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Arts in English and communications.