Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread

irish soda bread

Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread

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Servings 14


  • 2 2/3 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons steel-cut oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 2 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk, room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Combine flour, wheat bran, oats, baking soda, baking powder, brown sugar, salt and wheat germ in a bowl. Stir well with a whisk. Slowly add buttermilk until just moist. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Spoon batter into a 9 X 5-inch metal loaf pan that has been coated with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 400° F for 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on rack.
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