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