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Homemade Brown Bread Recipe
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Homemade Brown Bread Recipe

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This yummy bread has a light texture and includes richly flavored ingredients like molasses, brown sugar and oats. One moist slice from these lovely loaves absolutely calls for another. -Maria Costello, Monroe, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 4-3/4 to 5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 98 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine first four ingredients. Cool to 110°-115°. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Sprinkle with sugar. Add oat mixture, brown sugar, molasses and 3 cups flour; mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Divide in half; shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Brush with butter. Yield: 2 loaves.
Originally published as Homemade Brown Bread in Taste of Home April/May 1998, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 98 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Homemade Brown Bread

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

Should have been 5 stars my mistake.

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

Made this bread yesterday and it was great. I exchanged 1.5 cups of the flour with whole wheat flour. Worked well and was a nice moist bread.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

I have yet to make this bread, but I'm wondering if I can triple the recipe without changing the light texture and rich flavor.

Thanks

RMS

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

Literally the best bread I have ever made. It was so good and it worked out PERFECTLY. Both loaves were gone in a matter of hours...and I am making it again today!

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

We love this bread. We like it for a snack, warmed with a little honey drizzled over it. It also makes really good sandwiches!

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