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Easy No-Rise Brown Bread

Recently I was looking for a last minute brown bread recipe. For that particular snack, I used thin slices of brown bread topped with sour cream, dill and smoked salmon. I made this recipe for a No-Rise Brown Bread which made a dense, moist bread. Personally I think this bread is best used up the same day it is made, while it is warm and fresh. This is a hearty bread that would go great alongside a great variety of dinner meals.

Notes: I used all purpose flour instead of whole wheat. I used a dried buttermilk which you mix with water to have 'fresh' buttermilk. This is just a convenience thing for me since we almost never have fresh buttermilk in the fridge. Be sure not to overmix the bread, mix it just until combined. Also, know your oven! My oven cooks really hot and faster than others, so I will always adjust baking recipes to reflect this.

Easy No-Rise Brown Bread
Makes 1 (9x5 inch) loaf


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (see notes)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan, knocking out excess flour.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and brown sugar. Mix in molasses and buttermilk until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for one hour, or until done. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, and then remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing.

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  1. Oh wow what a great recipe .. I love a no rise bread. Looks delicious :)


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