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1 cup all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk (see Notes)
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons packed brown sugar


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease the bottom of an 8x8-inch baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl combine both flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. In another bowl, combine buttermilk, oil and brown sugar. Be sure sugar has no lumps.
  5. Add liquids to flour mixture. Stir together until dry ingredients are just moistened.
  6. Pour into prepared baking pan and smooth into corners.
  7. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Top should look golden brown.
  8. Cool slightly and remove from pan. Slice with a serrated knife.
  9. Wrap leftovers and store at room temperature.


  • No buttermilk? Add enough milk to 2 Tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar to make 2 cups. Stir well and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup raisins and 1 Tablespoon cinnamon for a tasty breakfast bread.
  • You can make this bread in a 8½x4½-inch bread pan. Bake for about 50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
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16 pieces
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
45 minutes
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