Soft and hearty delicious homemade loaves with molasses and cocoa powder, they’re slightly sweet, offering up subtle rich flavors and amazing taste!

Sweet Molasses Brown Bread [Vegan]



Cooking Time




  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk (or some other non-diary milk or water), warmed
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 tablespoons non-dairy butter or coconut oil, softened
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 2/3 cups white whole-wheat flour (or regular whole wheat flour)
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • Old-fashioned rolled oats for sprinkling on top, optional


  1. Combine dry ingredients including yeast, (if using instant yeast) in a large bowl, make a hole in the mixture. Add milk, molasses and butter and mix with a wooden spoon until dough becomes wet and shaggy, then knead with your hand until dough comes together.
  2. Place dough in a large oiled bowl (or leave in a bread machine bucket); cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Turn dough onto a flour dusted work-surface, divide into 3 pieces and shape into loaves.
  4. Place dough on a lightly greased (or parchment lined) baking sheet or place in greased loaf pans and sprinkle with oats.
  5. Allow dough to rise, covered in a warm place for 45 minutes to an hour, until almost doubled in size.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 F. towards the end of the rising time.
  7. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until the color deepens and a toothpick or tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove loaves from oven and cool on a rack.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature
  10. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 3141| Total Carbs: 584g | Total Fat: 63g | Total Protein: 63g | Total Sodium: 321mg | Total Sugar: 171g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.