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Mom's Brown Bread Recipe

Mom's Brown Bread Recipe

For years I looked for the perfect brown bread recipe—one that tasted just like the bread we enjoyed as children. My searching paid off when I found this recipe. Now it isn't a holiday celebration without Mom's Brown Bread!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1-1/4 cups raisins
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add raisins, butter and soda; remove from the heat. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add sugar, flour, vanilla and salt; stir into raisin mixture. Greased three 16-oz. vegetable or fruit cans. Divide batter between cans and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until breads test done. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from cans. If necessary, remove bottom of cans and push breads through. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 3 loaves.

Recipe Note

If Cooking for Two: Breads may be frozen to enjoy for months to come.

Nutritional Facts

8 each: 107 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"I have meant to make these bread loaves for years, but didn't until this weekend when I was making baked beans. My grandson helped me and we had fun. The bread is wonderful."

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