Old-Fashioned Brown Bread Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Brown Bread Recipe

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This chewy, old-fashioned bread boasts a slightly sweet flavor that will transport you back to the old days. Patricia Donnelly, Kings Landing, New Brunswick
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/3 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 124 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, pour boiling water over oats. Stir in butter and molasses. Let stand until mixture cools to 120°-130°, stirring occasionally.
  2. In another bowl, combine 3-1/2 cups flour, yeast and salt. Beat in oat mixture until blended. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Brown Bread in Taste of Home October/November 2009, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 124 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

This bread turns out perfect every time I make it. It is amazing and I have made and recommended it several times to friends and family. i add a scant 1/2 c cracked wheat to the oatmeal and boiling water. It is so delicious! You cannot eat just one piece!

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

I can't find my mother's brown bread recipe, but this come amazingly close and was pretty easy to make. I tried another brown bread recipe on another site that wouldn't even rise.... might have been my fault. I made this and shared with a friend and her husband and it was described as delicious.

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

Having grown up not too far from Kings Landing, I was eager to try this bread recipe. Most family recipes made multiple loaves...which didn't suit our needs. This was FABULOUS, I would absolutely make it again and it would fit a novice baker as well as more advanced. So easy in fact I could make this weekly and it not be a chore! The flavour was unbelieveable and it met all expectations (based on a tough crowd of bread and bean eaters!) 5 stars all the way!

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

Wonderful loaves. Slightly sweet, soft, lasted a while.

I had to add maybe another cup of flour for the kneading process during the first rise and the shaping.

It smelled wonderful while baking, cooled well. I'm about to make it a second time, right now!

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