Belgian Molasses Bread Recipe -
Belgian Molasses Bread Recipe
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Belgian Molasses Bread

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"This is my very favorite bread machine recipe. I love egg salad made on this!"

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Original recipe makes 1 (1-1/2 pound) loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 15 mins


  1. Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select Basic or White Bread and 1 1/2 pound loaf settings. Press Start.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 07, 2008

Wonderful! Love using molasses -- good iron content! I bumped up the nutrition with 1/2 cup wheat germ, 1/2 cup ground flax seed, 2 cups whole wheat flour and used Whole Wheat setting -> more dense of course, but very tasty. THANKS!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 20, 2008

I don't have a bread machine, so I proofed the yeast in the water, then added molasses, butter and warm milk. Used my kitchenaid mixer to mix in flour and then knead. I'd doubled the recipe, so I let it rise once, then punched down and separated into the two loaves and let rerise, then baked at 350 for about 35 minutes. Lovely color, nice crust and wonderul texture, but it seems to be missing something. I might try adding some oatmeal or wheat germ next time to jazz it up a little.

Jan 28, 2008

this was great! I only used whole wheat flour and put the bread on my whole wheat settings and it turned out perfectly.

Feb 02, 2009

This is a soft bread, with a delicious, mellow molasses flavor. If you are making it by hand, double the recipe- one loaf wont last long! My dough didn't need the entire 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, so if you're kneading it in, add it in increments as you knead. I heated the milk, water, and molasses together on the stove, then added it to the yeast and let it foam up for a bit before adding the melted butter, salt and flours.

Jan 09, 2006

I absolutely love this bread!! It is sweet with a great even loaf. It bakes up beautifully in my bread maker. I too loved it with a dilly egg salad. It toasts great as well. My new favorite!

Dec 06, 2011

The molasses contributes a very unique, earthy flavor to this soft bread. I didn't change a thing, and the result was a perfect bread for sandwiches or toast. Be aware that although the texture is nice and moist, it does crumb significantly when cut. When we just couldn't eat it fast enough to keep it from getting stale, I took those leftover pieces that weren't fresh anymore, and gave them new life in the Bread Pudding II recipe from this site. Wow! That was the best bread pudding I've ever eaten. No matter what you use this for, it could not possibly be better.

Feb 14, 2011

This is a nice, hefty bread. it's rather soft, which bf loves, but still has a flavor that reminds me of a a whole wheat loaf. I used the bread machine to mix the dough and baked in the oven at 350 for 30 mins. Worked perfectly. Thanks for the recipe!

Sep 14, 2009

I made it with 100% whole wheat flour but added some gluten and a little extra molasses. Turned out great! Tried it with egg salad. It was delicious.


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  • Calories
  • 147 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 310 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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