Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

Oklahoma Grain Bread

  • 3 cleaned and emptied vegetable or fruit cans
  • ziplock bag
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • aluminum foil
  • ½ cup rye flour
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup pecans (optional)
  • ½ cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup molasses or maple syrup
  • ¾ t. salt
  • crock pot or slow cooker
  1. Mix all ingredients in a ziplock bag.
  2. Spray vegetable cans with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Divide bread mixture equally between the cans.
  4. Cover the top of each can with a piece of foil that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Secure the foil with a rubber band.
  6. Place the cans in a crock pot or slow cooker and add enough hot water to reach ½ way up the cans.
  7. Put the lid on the crock pot and cook on low for 4 hours.
  8. To remove bread from the cans, lay the cans on their side and roll or tap gently.
  9. Cool or wire rack or cut and cool on plates.

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Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education


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