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Boston Brown Bread I


"This is an excellent whole wheat raisin bread recipe that doesn't need many ingredients."
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1 h 10 m servings 332 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 9x5-inch loaf)


  • Calories:
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 76.1g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 297 mg
  • 12%

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 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in molasses and buttermilk. Stir in raisins or currants. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a tester inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 44 Ratings

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Wow, does this bring back memories! My Grandma Helen used to make a fabulous brown bread that I loved as a child. This comes very close. I used 3/4 cup of molasses and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I ...

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I was disappointed with this recipe. The texture was typical of low-fat bread -- very chewy -- and the molasses flavor was overly strong. Also, the bread began to burn on the outside after 45 ...

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Wow, does this bring back memories! My Grandma Helen used to make a fabulous brown bread that I loved as a child. This comes very close. I used 3/4 cup of molasses and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I ...

Great recipe, BUT I did change it to make it more like the true Boston Brown Bread. I used equal portions of white, wheat and rye flour. (Next time I will try using corn meal which is what is in...

I would recommend baking this recipe in smaller loaf pans. Making it in one 5 x 9 caused the outside to get very well done before the inside was done. Otherwise excellent in every way.

I've been looking for years for a good recipe for Boston Brown Bread, and I've finally found it! This was quick & easy to make, and it has the wonderful molasses taste I was hoping for!

This bread was just what I needed to go w/ homemade split pea soup w/ lots of carrots (for sweetness). I made a half recipe b/c that was all I needed. Unfortunately I made it w/o reading the r...

I love molasses, but this was a little to molasses for me. I will try this again, but next time I would cut back on the molasses to 2/3 cup. I added about 1 cup of raisins. I put the batter i...

This reminds me of the brown bread my mother used to make. It's even better the next day.

The bread is tasty but really dense and chewy. Great if you love molasses which my boyfriend and I do.

I love a dense, chewy bread and this certainly fits the bill, and it tastes great as well. I didn't have quite enough molasses and substitued corn syrup for the remainder. I thing it would be ...