Moose Bread

Hearty and sweet, this recipe similar to what we know brown bread.

by Dani Yokhna
Moose Bread
Photo by Stephanie Gang

This recipe is said to have originated with the Micmac Indians, a Native American tribe indigenous to northeastern New England and Canada’s Atlantic provinces.


  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup brown raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat molasses and egg in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. Add flour mixture to egg-molasses mixture, and mix well. Fold in raisins. Pour into greased 9-inch square baking dish and bake 45 minutes, until bread springs back when touched lightly in the middle.

Serves 9. 

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