Irish Brown Soda Bread

Irish Brown Soda Bread


"This is the real thing! Because it must only be handled very lightly, it can never be made in a bread machine."


55 m servings 206 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.3g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 355 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease two baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, white flour, rolled oats, baking soda and salt. Gently mix in the buttermilk until a soft dough is formed. Knead very lightly. Divide dough into 4 pieces; form into rounded flat loaves. Mark each loaf with an 'X' and place on prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 to 45 minutes.
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  1. 159 Ratings


I had Irish Brown Soda Bread at an Irish restaurant in Cincinnati and thought it was delicious. I think that they may have sweetened their bread slightly, but I prefer not to have my bread sweet...

This bread was so easy to make, & tasted great with the Irish stew we had on St Patrick's Day - I used the instant oats, & my second batch turned out better because I flattened out the loaves mo...

At first I thought the dough was too gooey, but I stuck with the recipe, and the bread turned out great! My 5-year-old son gobbled up 3 pieces fresh out of the oven. And he's a very picky eat...

This recipe was fast and easy to make. The taste is exactly as it is in Ireland. The only downside was that my 11 year old did not like it.

Sorry, but there are better recipes for irish brown soda bread. This is OK but needs a bit more flavor. Suggest the following : add 1 tsp. baking powderl, 3 ozs. butter (not margarine or short...

AMAING.. Just like my irish Grandmother used to make. Went well with my Irish Lamb Stew

I took this to a work pot luck on St. Patty's day and everyone asked if it was an old family recipe! I will definately make this again!

I had high hopes for this recipe. But it really had no taste. I have made this in the past with butter, and it turned out much tastier. I was really disappointed.

I thought this was easy to make and delicious. My family didn't care much for the taste. Definately a "heavy" bread.