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Hearty Boston Brown Bread

This bread is one of my favorites, and I'm sure it will become one of yours, as well. The loaf's dense, chewy texture and slight sweetness from the molasses make slices of it irresistible.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup rye flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup molasses


  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, combine first eight ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg, buttermilk and molasses. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  • Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool f10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Editor's Note
Steel-cut oats are also known as Scotch oats or Irish oatmeal.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 131 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

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