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.
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.
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.)
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.
One-Bowl Gingerbread Cake
This easy recipe is made in a 9″ x 13″ pan so can feed a crowd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Healthy Blueberry Bran Muffins
This is the kind of muffin that works for breakfast, for school lunches, and for an after school snack.
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.
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