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Aunt Jane's Brown Bread


"This is an old standby on my Thanksgiving table and on my mother's. It was her Aunt Jane who started it. I like to eat it plain, sliced thin, but I know others claim it's delicious with a little bit of butter or cream cheese on top."
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1 h 30 m servings 201 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 loaves)


  • Calories:
  • 201 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.6g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 346 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour two 9x5-inch bread pans.
  2. In a small bowl, combine milk, sugar and molasses.
  3. Mix together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add to milk mixture and mix well.
  4. Pour mixture into bread pans. Bake in preheated oven until a tester inserted in the centers comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let bread cool in pans for 10 minutes, then invert on wire rack and allow to cool completely.

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I just made this bread - it's amazing! I cut the recipe in half because I only own 1 loaf pan. Minor alterations - used 1/4 cup unbleached white and 1/4 whole wheat pastry flour (since I halved ...

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The method calls for a "small bowl" for the wet ingredients and then instructs to add the dry ingredients to the wet! This is obviously an error in the method. Haven't finished making this reci...

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I just made this bread - it's amazing! I cut the recipe in half because I only own 1 loaf pan. Minor alterations - used 1/4 cup unbleached white and 1/4 whole wheat pastry flour (since I halved ...

This was actually my 1st attempt at making bread ever (I am new to cooking). Everyone thought I was crazy to take on the task of making bread. But, it was VERY easy to make, and provided me wi...

great recipie. i made 4 mini loafs. i also think that it would be great by adding raisins and nuts and make muffins. also great with honey butter or cream cheese. this year it will be on my than...

Good, but not what I was expecting. I'm looking for something similar to the brown bread served at The Cheesecake Factory.

A big hit at Thanksgiving and easy enough for the kids to bake. I used mini loaf pans, so I could place cute loaves around the table (of 30 people!). Great with tons of butta!

This stuff is awesome! My hubby was speechless when he put the first bite into his mouth. It's awesome with cinnamon honey butter :)

I really liked the flavor of this bread. It is very sweet, so to me it's like dessert or breakfast cake. The taste reminds me of shoo fly pie. I was surprised that it had neither shortening o...

Pretty good. Had much more the consistency of a gingerbread cookie than a loaf of bread. Thank you for sharing it, I.m glad I tried it!!

everyone love's this. more like a dessert! thanks