Molasses Bread

This bread machine recipe makes a 1½ pound loaf. With the deep savory flavor of molasses, this is a bread to slather in butter and enjoy with hit soup or stew on a cold night.

Molasses Bread


  • ¾ cup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened and sliced
  • 400 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1½ tsp active dry yeast


Add the water, molasses and butter to the bread machine*.

Add dry ingredients, topping with the yeast.

Set for a basic loaf (or 1½ pound loaf depending on your machine), with a medium crust. We use a Zojirushi, which preheats the ingredients before starting the cycle. If you are using a bread machine that doesn’t preheat, let the molasses come to room temperature, and use the water temperature as called for your machine.

Once baked, take out and let cool on a rack. Store sealed in a plastic bread bag, use with 24 hours for best taste, or slice and freeze.