Boston Brown Bread for Bread Machines(1.5 Pounds)

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Serves: 10,Yield: 1.5pound bread machine loaf
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe is not your typical Boston Brown Bread – besides getting baked in a bread machine, it contains some very untraditional ingredients. Expect this to be more of a sandwich bread than a tea bread. The recipe originally came from “The Best Lowfat, No Sugar Bread Machine Cookbook Ever” by Madge Rosenberg. According to the author, the soy sauce replaces the typical molasses, thereby lowering the sugar content while still providing the traditional dark color. Posted by request.”


  • 2teaspoonsactive dry yeast
  • 2 2/3 cupsbread flour
  • 3/4 cupwhole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoonground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonssoy sauce( low sodium is fine)
  • 3tablespoonsDijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup dried figs or 1/3 cupraisins, minced
  • 1cupwater( plus 2 Tbsp)
  • Directions

  • If figs are hard, pour boiling water on them to soften them, then drain well before mincing raisins are usually soft enough to skip this step.
  • Add all ingredients in the order recommended by your bread machine.
  • This recipes makes a 1 1/2 pound loaf.
  • Reviews

  • “I used Both Figs and Rasins. I used Honey Dijon Salad dressing instead of Dijon mustard. I used Light Soy Sauce. This was extremely easy to make, and smelled wonderful while baking. This bread is fantastic!”

  • “Excellent bread for ham sandwiches.”

  • “Very tasty and moist!I used the raisins and pretty much the loaf was eaten with a little butter the same day!!”

  • “The recipe sounded interesting and I made it this morning following the directions exactly.The loaf had a great texture and cut well…. but I did not care for the soy sauce flavor at all.If I make it again, I will leave the soy sauce out.”

  • “This bread is great! We loved it with our tuna salad sandwiches! I followed the directions and my loaf turned out perfectly. We also love that it is fat free, dairy free and sugar free!!!”

  • “I am sorry to say I did not like this. The cloves and soy sauce were too strong, and the texture was not very soft either. Thanks for posting!”

  • “This is a wonderful brown bread but it is what we call in New England “Canadian Brown Bread.” This just isnt Boston Brown Bread. I love Canadian Brown and found this to be so much better than what I could pruchase! A winner and a keeper! Thank you for sharing :)”

  • “I’ve never had Boston Brown bread but I do know this was EXCELLENT!!! I used raisins, regular Dijon mustard, regular soy sauce, and skipped the cloves bc we don’t like them.This smelled great while baking.It is wonderful buttered or as a sandwich bread.Mmmmmmm!!! Thank you!”