You're gonna love this easy recipe for a delicious large loaf of Baked Brown Bread! Molasses and cocoa powder add to the color and flavor!
Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease or spray a 9x5 loaf pan on bottom and sides.
Whisk flour, cornmeal, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl until combined.
In SEPARATE bowl, lightly beat egg, then add milk and molasses. Whisk until fully blended. Add to flour mixture. Add the melted vegetable shortening; stir ingredients in, until batter is fully combined.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Place pan on middle rack of oven. Bake for a total of 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the top of the loaf comes out clean. HALFWAY through the baking time, sprinkle top of loaf with oats, if desired.
When done, remove pan from oven. Let bread cool (still in pan) for 15 minutes. Run a butter knife carefully around edges of bread, then carefully turn pan over to release bread from pan. Let bread cool a bit longer on wire rack before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
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