Boston Brown Bread

This recipe for Boston Brown Bread comes from Sue A. Mertens Minick from Hazelwood, MO. She actually found this site on the internet! And yes, she is family 🙂

Boston Brown Bread

Boston Brown Bread

Boston Brown Bread

Boston Brown Bread

Make the classic Boston brown bread with this easy recipe.
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Boston Brown Bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 222kcal


  • 16 ounces Raisins
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 cup Boiling Water
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


  • In a heatproof bowl add raisins, butter, baking soda and boiling water. Let sit overnight. This makes the raisins plump up. And then add the following to the raisin mixture. (This batter will be very thick.)
  • Mix well and put into tin cans that have been greased with shortening. (Campbell's large chunky soup size.) This might be a #303, but I am not sure. Fill 3/4 full. This should yield about 6 cans. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes, or until done. Remove from oven and let cool for a while before taking the cakes out of the can.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.6mg

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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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    A nice one indeed. Cooking is an art and your recipes are truly the best. Love cooking with your recipes.

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