Delicious Molasses Brown Bread

Eve Sherrill York By Eve Sherrill York, 31st Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This type of bread is hearty and has a rich flavor. Family favorite for many years. A unique way of baking it as well.


This type of bread has been a favorite in my family for three generations now. My grandmother first fixed it for Thanksgiving one year and I loved it. It was a great hit. It is very versatile as it can be fixed for traditional dinners such as Thanksgiving or for breakfast or tea time. I love it as a snack warmed in the microwave for a few seconds and then I put my favorite spread on it.

It has a hearty, rich flavor and the molasses gives it just the right zing. It is also known as Boston Brown Bread and is eaten with baked beans.


Prep tIme: 1o minutes
Cook time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

1/2 cup Buckwheat flour
1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
1/2 cup Yellow corn meal, fine grind.
3/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Low-fat buttermilk
1/3 cup Molasses, unsulfered (or sulphured)
1/2 cup Dried raisins or currants
2 tbsps Chopped walnuts, optional
Vegetable oil cooking spray


1. Combine the buckwheat and whole wheat flours, corn meal, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of mixture.

2. In a seperate bowl combine buttermilk and molasses and stir well.

3. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.

4. Fold in raisins and walnuts.

5. Spoon this mixture into a 13-ounce coffee can coated well with cooking spray.

6. Cover with aluminum foil coated with cooking spray.

7. Secure the foil with a rubber band or cooking string.

7. Place the can in an electric slow cooker.

8. Add enough hot water to cooker to come halfway up the sides of can and cover the lid.

9. Cook on high-heat setting for 2 hours and 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

10. Remove can from water.

11. Let bread cool still covered in can on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

12. Remove bread from can and let cool completely on the wire rack.


Brown Bread, Molasses Brown Bread

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author avatar Kingwell
5th Apr 2015 (#)

It's been a favorite in our family but we make it a little differently. Blessings.

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author avatar Eve Sherrill York
6th Apr 2015 (#)

Sounds interesting.

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author avatar siddhinfo
6th Apr 2015 (#)

Nice recipe and I am sure those who love to prepare different dishes will surely give a try on this

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author avatar Eve Sherrill York
6th Apr 2015 (#)

It is delicious.

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