Boston Brown Bread

Boston Brown Bread

Make the classic Boston brown bread with this easy recipe.

Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword Boston Brown Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 222 kcal


  • 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


  1. 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.)

  2. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Boston Brown Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 107mg 4%
Potassium 192mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 16g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.