Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread
This Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread is top-notch with buttermilk for a tender crumb, molasses for sweetness, and cornmeal for some extra body!
Without needing yeast, this Whole Wheat Bread Recipe comes together quickly and is absolutely delicious!
Dark, dense soda bread remind me of our time in Ireland. The kids were enthralled with touring castles with murder holes over their gated entries, whereas I was obsessed with the yummy bread offered at every pub.
This molasses bread was moist, flavorful, and irresistible, and just as amazing as those Irish loaves. My friend, Susan, brought this bread to one of our holiday celebrations. I immediately asked for the recipe. Don’t you love having such talented foodie friends? I’m lucky to be surrounded by them, and they’re always generous with their recipes.
Easy Wheat Bread
This Mark Bittman recipe came together in just a few minutes. This Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread needs buttermilk for added essential moisture and the molasses provided a sweetness in addition to some depth of flavor. Baked for a full hour, you will love a thick slice smeared with butter. We adored this Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread.
Be careful not to over mix the batter as that will cause tunnels. Just mix until the flour is incorporated. Never use a mixer with a quick bread.
Sweeter than the typical Irish soda bread, hearty and satisfying, it’s one I’ll make again and again. And it was surprisingly moist the next day, not that there was much left. But I made sure it didn’t get a chance to go stale. Now scurry on into your kitchen and make this wonderful Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread!
You may need these supplies to make this Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread recipe:
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Whole Wheat and Molasses Quick Bread
A hearty quick bread flavored with molasses
- 1 2/3 cups buttermilk
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup molasses
- Preheat the oven to 325. Butter a large loaf pan.
- Mix together the dry ingredients. Stir the molasses into the buttermilk. Add the liquids to the dry ingredients, mixing just till combined, then pour into the loaf pan. Bake until firm and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool on a rack for about 15 minutes before removing from the pan.
Adapted from Mark Bittman.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 353mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 5g
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49 Comments on “Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread”
Liz, this looks so good and I would never have guessed it was a quick bread. I have never tried making soda bread, even though my husband is from Ireland. I’m going to have to rectify that! Liz, I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2014. I’m so glad to “know” you =)
Hi Liz, just dropped by to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year. I see you are off to a flying start with this gorgeous bread. We are hardly ever without soda bread in the house but I love the addition of molasses and the cornmeal. Can’t wait to try! I’ve also been drooling over your top 13 of 2013. Hope you have a marvellous 2014.
We make a lot of quick bread, but haven’t made this one. It looks great! Thanks. And Happy New Year!
Happy, happy New Year, Liz. I had to smile when you mentioned your trip to Ireland and what you (and your kids) were fascinated by. It’s all about perspective, right? Thanks for the bread update!
I have become enamored recently of anything made with molasses, Liz, so I can’t wait to try your beautiful loaf. Love that deep rich color!
Molasses: one of my great passions. To me reminds of Xmas time.
Happy New Year Lizzy!
I’d love to visit castles in Ireland and eat their incredible breads. This is a gorgeous and hearty quick bread. So perfect for our Keep it Simple theme this month. Happy New Year, Lizzy!!
love this bread!!! I’ve never tried a molasses quick bread. . can’t wait to try this! I have lots of leftover molasses from my cookies!! delicious! your friend sounds like my neighbor across the street. . she is like the baker extraordinaire!
Oh WOW! I’m so jealous that you traveled to Ireland (it’s on my bucket list) and I happy that, through your recipe, I’ll at least be able to visit an authentic Irish pub without leaving my own kitchen. Cheers to that!
Happy New Year Liz! I wish all the happiness and success you can handle!!!
This looks wonderful! I love the depth of flavor that molasses adds to dishes, and quick breads are always welcome in my house. Beautiful!
Yea!!! Quick bread with no yeast and whole wheat too!!! I just luv having “talented food friends” who share recipes, lol…Thank you Liz:) Wishing You and Yours a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year!!! I just know it is going to be a delicious one!!!
Love quick breads and this one sounds wonderful with the whole wheat and buttermilk. Looks great! Happy New Year Liz 🙂
I’m scurrying Liz! Well, I need to get some molasses first.
I hope you have a very, very happy year ahead. I can’t wait to see what you bring and share here. You certainly brighten my days with your friendship and posts.
A VERY VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!! 🙂
That dense look just makes me want to have one right now and the ingredients are so simple as well.
That looks wonderful. I too loved the delicious breads when we travelled in Ireland and came home with one of our host’s Soda Bread recipe that he served warm and delicious each morning! It was hard, however, to find the right flour as our’s seem to be much finer processed that that in Ireland?
I must try this recipe – thanks for sharing.
Yummm! Lizzy happy New Year!!
It does sound like a hearty bread, I love molasses! Happy New Year:@)
Amazing combination… Looks so perfect. Wishing you a very happy new Year Liz!
This bread looks incredible, I love the rich color from the molasses and wheat flour!