Colonial Brown Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

In colonial days they didn't have a whole lot of stuff to put into their baking. This one is like that. The first time I made it I didn't think that it would be very good, but found that it was sweet and great when toasted in the toaster and then spread it with lots of butter.

Top Review by Julie F

I have been making this same recipe, which I found in a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook - Welcome Home For the Holidays- for years. It is a real crowd pleaser at my house - sweet and so yummy with butter or toasted. It is very easy. I just mix it up and pop it in the oven. I make the rest of the meal and and when I am finished, the bread is ready to go. You will love it too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the whole wheat flour, regular flour, brown sugar, and soda.
  2. Slowly add the buttermilk till blended.
  3. Put into a greased loaf pan.
  4. 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

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