Saturday, January 8, 2011

M: Whole Wheat Molasses Bread

Molasses you say? Oh yes…yes I did. And oh how delicious said molasses is when it is put into this easy bread.

If you’ve read any of my posts you will note my love for Joy the Baker. She just has her sh…I mean, stuff, together. She’s always got the greatest recipes and whenever I’m having a baker’s block, she just pulls me right out of it.

I saw this recipe yesterday on her blog for whole wheat molasses bread and I knew that was my next baking adventure. Well, not really THAT much of an adventure – it is pretty dang easy to make. But, I have never made a bread like this and her description made it sound fantastic. Plus I’m always looking for healthier snacks to have around the house other than chips and hummus and apples…

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The dough does come out pretty thick, but no worries, it’s all part of the process.

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Oh the many possibilities of this bread…The flavor is so versatile – it lends a savory aspect but there is such a great sweetness that the molasses adds. And, there is NO sugar! No oil, no eggs, no white flour…I know, sounds like it might suck, but it seriously doesn’t. It actually reminds me a little of a bran muffin. A little savory a little sweet =) Perfect density and texture!

Of course my first taste was simply with butter and preserves

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You see how that turned out – I soon devoured this last bite shortly after the picture was snapped

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Bryan tried it with almond butter, and man that was good too! Joy smeared some Nutella which I think would also be fantastic. You could do cream cheese, butter, anything your little heart desires! Last night I served up this easy vegetable soup alongside a buttered piece of this fantastic bread…

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…Paired with a large glass of this Cabernet Sauvignon for me – super bold and full of flavor – I had to have this one, I mean, come on the name of it says it all

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…Aaaaand a nice Imperial Stout for the hubs (Victory is one of his fave breweries)

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And that was dinner! Tomorrow morning I’m making up some homemade oatmeal with bananas, raisins, and brown sugar and serving another piece of the bread with some butter and jam and/or almond butter =) I’m pretty sure this entire loaf will be gone within the next 24 hours!

If you missed it, go here for the recipe!

What are some of your favorite snacks to have on hand at home?

18 comments:

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I really like Joy the Baker too! Glad your bread turned out good. Molasses cookies have always been my fav, so I bet I would love this bread too!! Well, what bread don't I like? haha!

Megan D said...

I seriously love molasses! I put it in my oatmeal a lot. The bread looks great!!

Simply Life said...

oh wow, this is so impressive and looks delicious!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

well that just looks to die for. i LOVE molasses :) and joy the baker!

hbobier said...

I bought a bottle of molasses for a bread recipe a few months ago and have not found any other uses for it...until now!! I might have to try this recipe too. If for no other reason to try and get rid of my molasses! :)

I Run for Fun said...

A fan of all kinds of bread...I'd love to try molasses bread. Thank you for sharing.

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I just posted two recipes from Joy the Baker. She has great ideas. I bet this bread was amazing with some preserves and almond butter.

Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) said...

Whole wheat molasses bread? Ok! Where do I sign up! lol

caffinatednut said...

oh gosh that sounds amazing - i bet it would be great as the base for some french toast :)

Evan Thomas said...

Yum! Great bread recipe. I think molasses is so underrated 90% of the year. This sounds delicious.

teresa said...

excellent bread, molasses makes is so sweet and hearty.

joythebaker said...

so yummy! right!? your is just beautiful!

Lisa @ Thrive Style said...

The bread looks fab!

My fave thing to have to snack on is apples.

SnoWhite said...

That molasses tea bread looks great!! I love molasses and hope to use it more dishes. Yum!

Krista (kristastes) said...

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Kerstin said...

I've never made a bread with molasses in it before - sounds super tasty and addicting!

Liz said...

I love Joy, too. I had not looked at her blog in a bit when you posted this. This bread looks so good! We are snowed in today, so I am going to make it this afternoon. I never use molasses! I am excited to see what the bread will taste like. I'll post pics!

the actor's diet said...

that looks like a great recipe - molasses mmmmm