Jamaican Spice Bun Bread

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

My husband is from the beautiful island of Jamaica. I made up this recipe for spice buns & he loves them. Excellent served with a slice of processed cheese. On the island they usually serve this during Easter with Tastee Cheese (canned cheese). Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Warm beer on low flame- add browning, brown sugar, molassas,jam, honey & butter. Stir until dissolved. Let this mixture cool down to room temperature before proceeding.
  2. Sift together all dry ingredients. Mix in fruits. Add melted beer mixture. Stir together. Pour into two greased bread pans. Bake at 350 degree oven for about 1 hour.
Most Helpful

Made this Jamaican bun as a surprise for my husband and he loved it, such a great texture and it cost less to make than the traditional buns that use eggs and wine.<br/>I will certainly make this again.<br/>Thanks for a great recipe.<br/>Conyers,GA

janet w. January 29, 2014

This was wonderful. Dark, dense, and sweet with a nice texture. My dh & I really enjoyed this spicy, flavorful bread. I used strawberry jam, buckwheat honey and cherry craisins. I served this tasty bread with butter and old cheddar cheese. It was delicous, I will make this again. Thanks so much for sharing.

Baby Kato October 08, 2007

I tried this recipe and my bun didn't last two days! It was sooooo good. Thanks.

Ann D. April 26, 2014