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Newfoundland Molasses Raisin Tea Buns

Newfoundland Molasses Raisin Tea Buns

Newfoundland Molasses Raisin Tea Buns - my recipe for soft, delicious, sweet molasses raisin tea buns that can be made using cinnamon & nutmeg as well. Perfect for a mug up any time.

Course Breakfast/Brunch, Snack
Cuisine Newfoundland
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 tea buns
Calories 352 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp rounded baking powder
  • 1 tsp rounded baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon optional
  • 1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg optional
  • 3/4 cup cold butter cut in cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins (light or dark your preference)
  • 1/2 cup fancy molasses
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a food processor or in a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Cut in or pulse in in the butter until the mixture resembles a fine meal.
  3. Remove to a large bowl and stir in the raisins.
  4. Make a well in the center of this mixture.
  5. Mix together the molasses, milk and vanilla.
  6. Pour into the well and mix only enough to form a dough ball.
  7. On a floured surface, roll to 1 inch thickness and cut out buns with biscuit cutter. You may need a little more flour on top as well to prevent sticking to the rolling pin.
  8. Place in a parchment lined 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Baking time may vary a little depending on the size of your biscuit cutter.
  9. This recipe makes about 12 tea buns.
Nutrition Facts
Newfoundland Molasses Raisin Tea Buns
Amount Per Serving (1 tea bun)
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 279mg12%
Potassium 405mg12%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 371IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.