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Aunt Jane's Brown Bread Recipe

Aunt Jane's Brown Bread

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"This is an old stand by 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 who claim its delicious with a little bit of butter or cream cheese on top."

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Original recipe makes 2 loaves Change Servings


  1. Butter and flour two 9x5 inch bread pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl combine milk, sugar and molasses.
  3. Mix together whole wheat flour, regular flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add to milk mixture and mix well.
  4. Pour mixture into bread pans. Bake for 45 minutes.
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Nov 04, 2005

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 the recipe). I also used light soymilk in place of the milk. I will be making this A LOT.

Oct 09, 2003

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 with 2 loaves of sweet and dense brown bread. It's wonderful!


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Nov 14, 2003

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 thanksgiving table. thanks lisa

Aug 18, 2005

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!

Feb 26, 2008

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

Oct 26, 2006

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

Jun 07, 2010

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 or egg in it. I'll make it again as it was so easy and good.

Oct 23, 2003

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!!


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  • Calories
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 346 mg
  • 14%

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

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