Easy 5-Minute Boston Brown Bread (Healthy/Low-Fat)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

if you are a fan of the canned version you will love this! --- not only is this low fat, egg-free and very low in cholesterol it takes only 5 minutes to mix although there is another 5 minutes sitting time, you may use 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour either way works well--- for greasing the pan see my Pan Release, Professional Pan Coating (Better Than Pam Spray!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan (can use two smaller loaf pans).
  3. In a large bowl whisk the whole wheat flour with white flour, baking soda and brown sugar.
  4. Using a wooden spoon or spatula mix in molasses and buttermilk until JUST combined (do not over mix).
  5. Gently mix in raisins or chopped dates.
  6. Spread in prepared loaf pan then allow the pan to sit on the counter for 5 minutes.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the loaf tests done (reduce cooking time if using smaller loaf pans).
  8. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
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5 5

This recipe for Boston Brown Bread is sublime. Simple, quick, delicious, and made with items I always have in the pantry.. I soaked raisins first in hot water to ensure they were moist and plump; used full-flavor molasses (not mild), bakers' powdered buttermilk (mixes with water); and added 1/2 cup very coarsely chopped walnuts. My loaves cooked perfectly in 50 minutes. Thank you so much for sharing!

5 5

Whoops! I forgot to rate the recipe......it is definitely a 5 star recipe. (Well, I'm 'clicking' on the 5 star rating....but, not sure it is working properly. But, it is definitely a 5 star recipe.

5 5

Lost my recipe for Boston Brown Bread, and found this as I was looking for a replacement. I omitted the raisins or dates, and it was just as good as the one I'd lost. Very healthy and easy, with a nice texture and flavor. Now I don't feel so bad about losing the other recipe!