Cornmeal Molasses Bread Recipe

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You're sure to appreciate the nice texture and mild molasses flavor in this golden loaf. Elizabeth Betterman from Long Prairie, Minnesota shared the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 106 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  2. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds).
Originally published as Cornmeal Molasses Bread in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p34

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"These were very good. I did the dough cycle and made them into rolls :)"

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"Love the taste and texture of this bread. I will try dboat's version next."

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"I changed the recipe to add more whole grain. Increased the cornmeal to 1/2 cup, decreased bread flour to 2 cups, and added 3/4 cup whole wheat flour. It made a beautiful loaf that sliced well. Better texture tan most bread machine recipes. Delicious."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"wonderful bread, smells great, firm texture without being hard and great taste. love it toasted."

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