A Bit Nutty Boston Brown Bread Recipe
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A Bit Nutty Boston Brown Bread Recipe

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Hearty and dense, my homemade Boston Brown Bread features hazelnuts for a delightfully nutty taste. Thick slices pair well with just about anything, from soup and stews to pasta and meat entrees. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 159 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk and molasses. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins and nuts. Transfer to two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans.
  2. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as A Bit Nutty Boston Brown Bread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p90

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debpenns User ID: 5553562 253341
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2016

"gave it a 5 stars my family loved the sweet nutty taste very moist"

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