Boston Brown Bread with Dried Fruit

Dried fruits add a nutty flavor to this homemade brown bread.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup Gold Medal™ 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

  • 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
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
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 Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.