Steamed Brown Bread Recipe
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Steamed Brown Bread Recipe

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New Englanders cherish old recipes, which have been passed down to them from generation to generation. For fun we dug up some old family recipe books and found a traditional recipe we thought Reminisce readers would enjoy. Nothing beats homemade brown bread accompanied by a pot of beans.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup molasses

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 716 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 2053mg sodium, 153g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 7g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, cornmeal, baking soda and salt. Combine buttermilk and molasses; stir into dry ingredients. Pour into two greased 10-oz. ramekins or custard cups; cover with foil.
  2. Place ramekins on a rack in a deep kettle; add 1 in. of hot water to kettle. Bring to a gentle boil; cover and steam for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, adding more water as needed.
  3. Remove ramekins from kettle; let stand for 5 minutes before removing bread from ramekins. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Steamed Brown Bread in Reminisce Extra September 2008

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