Top 12 Molasses Recipes of 2018

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If you crave comfort food then you’ll love our top molasses recipes of 2018. Muffins, gingerbread cake, baked beans and brown bread all top our bakers-dozen of most-viewed recipes on this website in 2018.

Top 12 molasses recipes of 2018

The more things change the more they stay the same…

When I tallied the most popular recipes on this website for 2018 the list looked vaguely familiar. That’s because all of the recipes, save one, were on the Top 10 list for 2017, and many were on our Top Recipes for 2016. It just goes to show that when you’re craving old fashioned comfort food, you’ve come to the right spot.

So here they are, in ascending order (beginning with the top recipe):

Top 12 Molasses Recipes of 2018

6-Week Refrigerator Bran Muffins

This light-textured bran muffin recipe is made with natural bran and buttermilk. Store the batter in the fridge for fresh muffins whenever the craving strikes.

six week refrigerator bran muffins made with natural bran

Molasses Baked Beans with Sass

This is the baked beans recipe that I grew up with and remains my very favourite. The “sass” is a good dose of black pepper and mustard powder.)

Molasses baked beans with a touch of sass

Chewy Hermit Bars

Another old recipe that I grew up with. It is the closest thing to hermit bars that we sometimes treat ourselves to at a local bakery.

classic chewy hermit bars recipe

One-Bowl Gingerbread Cake

This easy recipe is made in a 9″ x 13″ pan so can feed a crowd.

gingerbread for a crowd: Beautifully spiced and with a texture that is just dense enough

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

When it comes to choosing a favourite gingerbread recipe it’s a toss up between this recipe and the one-bowl gingerbread above. The recipe is from the wonderful Laura Secord Canadian Cookbook.

old fashioned gingerbread cake

Sarah’s Molasses Brown Bread

There’s nothing like a chewy oatmeal brown bread. This recipe was contributed by a reader so you know it’s a keeper.

Sarah's molasses brown bread, a moist, chewy oatmeal brown bread recipe

Oatmeal Brown Bread

You can never have too many recipes for a good oatmeal brown bread. This is another recipe I grew up with and ate most Saturday nights with baked beans.

oatmeal brown bread - Mom's

Sticky Toffee Pudding

This recipe is decadent and not too heavy on the date flavour. The texture is lovely and you can’t go wrong with the caramel sauce. Tuck this recipe away for a special occasion.

sticky toffee pudding with rich toffee sauce

Effortless Oven-Baked Ribs

When I was little my mom would make this recipe with whatever ribs she happened to find at the grocery store – pork or beef. The recipe works well with either.

oven baked spareribs

Refined Sugar-Free Banana Cake

Refined sugar free banana cake is great for snacking but you can also frost it with naturally sweetened cream cheese icing to dress it up a bit.

Refined sugar free banana cake is moist, delicious and not too sweet.. Frosted with cream cheese icing that's sweetened only with honey and molasses.

Pubnico Molasses Cookies

This is one of those classic, old fashioned, soft (but not too soft) molasses cookies. Also known as Long Johns, Moose Hunters, Fat Archie’s and Lumberjacks.

Pubnico Soft Molasses Cookies: Soft but sturdy molasses cookies have been around for a long time. They travel well and are filling so are as practical as they are delicious.

Healthy Blueberry Bran Muffins

This is the kind of muffin that works for breakfast, for school lunches, and for an after school snack.

Healthy Blueberry Bran Muffins

Bonus recipe:

Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake

Beautifully spiced and a firm crumb this cake is easy to slice and travels well. Even better, it doesn’t need frosting. Just a sprinkling of icing sugar will dress it up enough.

Chocolate gingerbread bundt cake is a beautifully spiced Holiday cake meant for sharing.

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The Top 10 Molasses Recipes of 2014

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Top 10 molasses recipes of 2014

The Best of the Blog in 2014

Do you have any favourite recipes of 2014?

Did you discover any new recipes that became instant favourites and made it into your regular cooking repertoire?

There are all sorts of ways to take stock of the year as it comes to a close. We can recall travel highlights, personal accomplishments and special events.

And we can think about what we ate.

We have a tradition in my family of writing notes alongside recipes in cookbooks. Sometimes the notes are about adaptations that we made to the recipe but other times they’re little reminders: “Betsy’s birthday cake 1999”, “Mom’s Birthday ’98”. I love how these little notes jog my memory in the same way a photograph might.

cookbook image

I’m not nearly as good as I used to be when it comes to recording events in the margins of my cookbooks. But it’s never too late to recommence — it is New Year’s Eve, after all.

In the meantime, courtesy of technology, I bring you the 10 most popular recipes on the blog in 2014, beginning with the most-viewed recipe, Blueberry Muffins.

Here’s to another wonderful year of gathering in cosy kitchens and around generous tables. May 2015 be another year of sharing.

Happy New Year!

The Top 10 Molasses Recipes of 2014 (according to the blog)


Best Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffin recipe

Pecan Toffee Bars


Apple Crisp

Molasses Apple Crisp

Giant Ginger Cookies

giant ginger cookies


Soft Molasses Thumbprint Cookies

soft molasses thumbprint cookies

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

blueberry peach cobbler

Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

pumpkin molasses cookies


Chocolate Ginger Cookies



Rhubarb Gingerbread

Roasted rhubarb gingerbread

 Molasses Baked Beans with Sass

molasses baked beans with sass


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