Rating: 4.37 stars
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a wonderful sweet and hearty bread. It goes great with a bowl of soup on a winters day, or plain with a little butter. It is the easiest bread recipe you will ever make and I can't eat enough of it.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 - 9x5 inch loaves
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Stir buttermilk into flour mixture. Beat well. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven for one hour.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 39.3g; fat 1g; cholesterol 2mg; sodium 537.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (68)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2008
I made this delicious quick bread twice...the first time as printed, so I would know how it should taste, the second I used 2/3 cup honey because my husband prefers it to white sugar and added 1 more teaspoon baking soda (because of the honey). Both times it was very tasty. In fact, my husband has asked that I bake this bread instead of serving store-bought. To top that, my sweet mother-in-law insisted on taking the second loaf home with her! High praise indeed from a retired professional baker and a lady who raised a large family on homemade bread! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2012
So I don't like having to substitute but had to thinking I had three cups buttermilk instead of two - was gonna make 3/4 recipe. Anyway stuck with the 3/4 plan using 2c buttermilk & 1c Greek yogurt. Added sugar as listed since that yogurt is a bit cheesy (if you know what I mean. & if you don't try it - you will.;D) I thought it was okay. Kids thought it was "too brown.":D 'Wish they liked it. Oh in one of the three miniloaves I made I added a heaping eighth teaspoon cinnamon. It was just barely noticeable. 'More would've been fine. It's pretty dense as expected. Read More
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65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2008
I made this delicious quick bread twice...the first time as printed, so I would know how it should taste, the second I used 2/3 cup honey because my husband prefers it to white sugar and added 1 more teaspoon baking soda (because of the honey). Both times it was very tasty. In fact, my husband has asked that I bake this bread instead of serving store-bought. To top that, my sweet mother-in-law insisted on taking the second loaf home with her! High praise indeed from a retired professional baker and a lady who raised a large family on homemade bread! Read More
(44)
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2003
A hearty bread which is very easy to make. I found it a little too sweet; next time I'll use less sugar. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2005
I loved this bread!! I halved the recipe to make one loaf. The dough was quite thick after mixed so I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I did rise an inch or two and that surprised me as I am used to having to use yeast. I baked it an hour and it came out well. I also used no whole wheat flour as I didn't have any on hand so I used all all purpose white flour from hodgkin's mill. I also had to sub rice syrup for the sugar as I cannot have sugar. I also had no buttermilk so I sub full fat plain yogurt. It turned out great butter on top made it awesome. It was almost sweet without being too sweet and very dense. I will make this again soon!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2003
Very easy to make and delicious! A real winner. I will definately make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2003
I have five kids ages 1 through 10 and they absolutely loved it! My husband and I also enjoyed it very much. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2009
Different but good. Tastes alot like sweetened cornbread. I would make it again. Followed the recipe as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2005
five stars for the simplicity and tastiness of this recipe. i had extra buttermilk i wanted to use in a recipe easily and quickly. i only had unbleached flour on hand reduced the amount of sugar and baked in small loaf pans. the bread was wonderfully (but not too) sweet and had just the right amount of substance (not too fluffy nor dense). try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2009
One of the best recipes I have in my extensive recipe collection! So easy to make. Rich moist and delicious! Low in cholesterol because it contains no eggs nor shortening of any kind but it is a bit high in sodium. The recipe I use is for a single loaf. We use this bread for Communion at church. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2012
This is definitely an easy bread to make. I love that there's no yeast in it - makes it mighty quick to make. Personally I love the sweetness of it but if you're not into it you could easily cut down on the sugar to maybe 2/3 cup. Still it's delicious! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2012
So I don't like having to substitute but had to thinking I had three cups buttermilk instead of two - was gonna make 3/4 recipe. Anyway stuck with the 3/4 plan using 2c buttermilk & 1c Greek yogurt. Added sugar as listed since that yogurt is a bit cheesy (if you know what I mean. & if you don't try it - you will.;D) I thought it was okay. Kids thought it was "too brown.":D 'Wish they liked it. Oh in one of the three miniloaves I made I added a heaping eighth teaspoon cinnamon. It was just barely noticeable. 'More would've been fine. It's pretty dense as expected. Read More
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