Sweet Brown Bread Muffins

Sweet Brown Bread Muffins

Recipe by Cat Morrow
Course: Side Dish, Snack, Bread


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These easy to prepare, one bowl brown bread muffins are a delicious, fluffy take on the classic canned bread that is a familiar New England flavor. Just mix, pour, Bake. (no steaming!) For a flavorful twist, add a few teaspoons of caraway or anise seeds. Serve these tasty muffins anywhere you would your favorite cornbread or corn muffin. These pair perfectly with a pot of Bean-Hole Baked Beans for supper!



  • If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, make this simple substitute. Mix together 1 cup of whole milk with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar. Voila! Set this mixture aside while assembling your other ingredients.
  • Preheat Oven to 325°F Convection if you have it, or 350°F. Fill muffin tins with paper muffin cups.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, mixing well to get rid of lumps. Add the wet, and the raisins or dried fruit if desired.
  • Stir everything together until good and combined. Fill muffin cups about half way full (a heaping ¼ cup).
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops have crackled and browned thoroughly.
  • Cool on a cooling rack 5-10 minutes before serving with your favorite stew or beans.


  • For a less sweet version, skip the added sugar or use a few tablespoons of sugar or maple sugar instead.

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