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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14 thoughts on “Top 12 Molasses Recipes of 2018

  1. rose says:

    I really like these recipes

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Thanks Rose!

  2. Preston Maureen says:

    I have used every one of these 12 favourites! Love the recipes as they are easy to prepare and are the old fashioned tried and true . Great tasting!

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Thanks Maureen. I’m so please that these are your favourites too!

    2. Bridget Oland says:

      Thanks Maureen. I’ll have to tell my mom since many of them came from her :)

  3. james edwards says:

    these are some of the best recipes we ever tried,molasses cookies,ribs,old fashioned ginger cake,we love molasses,thanks for the recipies

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Thanks James! I’m so pleased that you’re enjoying the recipes.

  4. Elise says:

    My first time checking out your recipes so looking forward to putting them to use! Thanks

  5. Heather Dalziel says:

    I should have purchased your fancy molasses, however I purchased your dark or I assume blackstrap unfortunately my recipe did not turn out very good . Very strong bitter taste.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Heather, To use up your blackstrap molasses you can combine it with fancy molasses in recipes (1/4 blackstrap, 3/4 fancy).

  6. Beatrice Prince says:

    I have another recipe for ginger snaps :

    dough is pressed through a cookie press in strips, on parchment paper which can be baked or frozen on a cookie sheet.

    This eliminates any extra rolling or handling of dough.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Beatrice, I have never used a cookie press but it sounds like a wonderful way to keep from over handling the dough. Must make for wonderfully textured cookies.

  7. Beatrice Prince says:

    You must know that this town is ” Sold Out” of molasses and I’m one of the hoarders.

    I was born in Saint John, N.B. in 1929 and am too old to get along without my cookies.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Beatrice, Good for you! You should never have to go without your molasses cookies.

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