This Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread is a recipe that’s been in my family for years and is delicious and healthy.
Do you have a recipe that immediately brings you back to your childhood? This is mine.
It’s Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread, but in my family it’s known simply as “Grandma Bread.”
Anytime my brothers or I make it, we text each other with a picture:
Grandma Bread straight from the oven!
Grandma Pike’s famous bread. It’s the one recipe that everyone in my family continues to talk about and make, 15 years after her death. I have a whole blog full of recipes, but I know this is one that I’ll pass down to my kids, also.
Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread Ingredients
Grandma made her bread with whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour. The whole wheat flour gives it a nutty flavor, while the all-purpose flour keeps it from being too dense.
Although it seems wrong to change a recipe I already adored, I have tweaked her recipe just a tad. I rarely have cow’s milk in my fridge, so I use whatever non-dairy milk I have on hand and add vinegar to make it a dairy-free buttermilk substitute.
The other change is to use Sucunat (an unrefined sugar) instead of regular white sugar. Again, this is mostly because that’s what I usually have on hand.
You can use buttermilk and regular sugar if you want.
Grandma always served her bread warm with a smear of apple butter. It’s HEAVEN. Keep your eyes open for a healthier apple butter recipe coming soon. 👀🍎
How to Make Whole Wheat Molasses Quick BreadPrint
Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread
Whole Wheat Molasses Quick Bread that’s a family favorite. This is a vegan quick bread recipe that is super easy–one bowl–and totally delicious!! Your family will gobble this up and won’t even realize it’s healthy.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
- Yield: 10 slices 1x
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup Sucunat or regular white sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk + 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar OR Buttermilk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly grease a standard loaf pan.
- Combine the non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar and allow to sit while you continue with the instructions.
- In a large bowl, mix the first six (dry) ingredients well.
- Stir in molasses and milk and mix well. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 197
- Sugar: 17 grams
- Fat: 1.2 grams
- Carbohydrates: 45 grams
- Fiber: 3 grams
- Protein: 4.7 grams
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This recipe was first published in 2015 and was updated in 2019. Links to products are affiliate links.