Buckwheat Molasses Bread

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  • Total: 2 hrs 40 mins
  • Prep: 2 hrs
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
110 Calories
3g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 413mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 4g
Calcium 28mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This dark, heavy bread is sure to be a favorite for people who love heavy grains, such as buckwheat, and the sweet flavor of molasses. This recipe makes one loaf of dark bread that can be wrapped and frozen for up to 3 months.


  • 1/2 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp. dry milk
  • 1 tbsp. active dry yeast
  • 1 cup dark buckwheat flour
  • 2 1/4 cups bread flour

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together salt, molasses, vegetable oil, dry milk, and yeast. Stir in warm water.

  3. Stir in buckwheat flour. Mix in 2 cups bread flour.

  4. Turn dough out onto a floured board. Knead in remaining 1/4 cup bread flour.

  5. Put the dough in a greased bowl and turn over so that the top of the dough is greased. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until double in size.

  6. Punch down dough. Turn out onto the floured board and knead for about 5 minutes.

  7. Form dough into bread loaf and place in a greased loaf pan. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes or until double in size.

  8. Brush dough top with egg white. Score the loaves by make three quick slashes across the top.

  9. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  10. Bake for 40 minutes or until dark brown. Remove from oven and turn the bread out onto clean kitchen towel or rack.

  11. Enjoy!