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Boston Brown Bread with Dried Fruit

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 1 hr 20 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Dried fruits add a nutty flavor to this homemade brown bread.

1
cup all-purpose flour
3/4
cup whole wheat flour
1/2
cup cornmeal
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
cup molasses
1
egg or 1/4 cup fat-free egg product
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
cup fat-free buttermilk
3/4
cup diced dried fruit and raisin mixture
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan with shortening or spray bottom with cooking spray; coat with flour.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix flours, cornmeal and baking soda. In another medium bowl, beat molasses, egg and 2 tablespoons softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed about 3 minutes or until well mixed. Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk until mixed. Stir in dried fruits. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of crack comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Run knife around edges of loaf to loosen; remove from pan to wire rack. Brush with 2 teaspoons melted butter. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

This loaf tastes even better the second day! The flavors mellow and the fruit adds moistness to the bread.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
6%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
6%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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