Molasses Tea Bread Recipe

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Molasses Tea Bread
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan, dust lightly with flour, shake out excess and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oil, eggs, molasses, sugar, ginger, allspice and cinnamon and beat vigorously with a whisk until well-blended.
  3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add the flour and buttermilk alternately to the molasses mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon after each addition. Sprinkle the walnuts or pecans all over with the flour and then stir into the batter, mixing well.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and shake gently to settle the batter. Set the pan in the center of the hot oven on the lower rack. Bake the bread for 10 minutes and then scatter the top of the loaf evenly with the crystallized sugar.
  5. Bake the molasses bread for 45 to 50 minutes or until it is brown and puffy and a knife or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean but a little moist. Don't overbake the bread and dry it out; it should be moist.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a metal spatula around the edge of the bread and turn out the bread onto a rack or board lined with a tea cloth or sheet of wax paper. Then, turn the bread upright and serve warm, if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1423.5 Kcal (5960 kJ)
Calories from fat 819.4 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 91.04g 140%
Cholesterol 144.55mg 48%
Sodium 787.1mg 33%
Potassium 1576.21mg 34%
Total Carbs 175.29g 58%
Sugars 109.75g 439%
Dietary Fiber 8.43g 34%
Protein 19.6g 39%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Iron 9.6mg 54%
Calcium 359.8mg 36%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 397.62 Kcal (1665 kJ)
Calories from fat 228.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.43g 140%
Cholesterol 40.38mg 48%
Sodium 219.86mg 33%
Potassium 440.28mg 34%
Total Carbs 48.96g 58%
Sugars 30.65g 439%
Dietary Fiber 2.35g 34%
Protein 5.48g 39%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Iron 2.7mg 54%
Calcium 100.5mg 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 35.3
  • 44

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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