Wheaten Bread (Irish Brown Soda Bread)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 105.8
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.3 mg
  • Sodium: 538.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g

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Aunt Mary's recipe from Ireland. After finding the ingredients, super easy to make! Aunt Mary's recipe from Ireland. After finding the ingredients, super easy to make!
Number of Servings: 12


    2 cups whole wheat flour
    1/4 cup pinhead oatmeal (steel-cut or Irish oats)
    1/4 cup wheat germ
    1/4 cup bran (wheat bran)
    2 tbls oatmeal (quick or rolled oats)
    2-3 tsp dark brown sugar
    1-2 tsp salt
    2 tsp baking soda
    2 tsp cream of tartar
    1 egg
    buttermilk or milk (up to 2 cups)


Mix all together, it will be quite wet. Spoon/pour mixture into loaf pan. Sprinkle top with sunflower or sesame seeds. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.

Loaf can be sliced into 10-12 slices. Serving size is calculated at 1 slice of 12 per loaf.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FIONASOL.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Phenomenal - exactly what I wanted, great light texture, fantastic flavor, and soooooo easy! No improvements to suggest, although I used Soy Milk and regular oats instead of steel-cut due to ingredients on hand. Paired it with Butternut Squash soup - yum! - 3/5/09

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    The Best Bread! Excellent wheat soda bread flavor with added nutrition and a more moist texture than traditional soda bread. It is very hearty and filling. My family LOVED it! I will be making this again and again. Thank you!! - 3/18/11

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    Very Good
    So delicious straight from the oven - YUM! It is definitely dense, but I love dense breads. The crust on it is super thick, so it can be a little hard to cut without a good bread knife. - 6/1/10

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    Quite good, but a bit different flavor that takes some getting used to. Also, it was a little denser and more crumbly than I had hoped. All in all, a good recipe, though. Thanks for sharing! - 4/9/10

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    mmm! Made it just as written and it was wonderful. Definately a keeper, thanks! - 3/17/10