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St. Patrick’s Day Brown Soda Bread

Less than 4 days until St. Patrick’s day, folks! To celebrate the joyous occasion we wanted to share a traditional Irish soda bread recipe with you. This recipe is from Cooking Light’s Global Kitchen cookbook, written by David Joachim, which features 150 nutrition-packed recipes from around the globe. So, check out the tasty recipe below and be sure to tweet us pictures of your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations/recipes at @MomDishesItOut!
Brown Soda Bread: Serves 12

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: bread recipe, breakfast bread recipe, irish soda bread recipe, St. Patrick’s day bread recipe

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray (we use canola oil spray)
  • 2.5 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 0.5 cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 tbsp.  brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. wheat germ
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Instructions

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 325˚F.
  • Coat a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray or line pan with parchment paper, and coat with cooking spray.
  • Combine flours with the remaining dry ingredients. Combine egg and buttermilk in separate bowl, mix and add to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Invert bread onto a wire rack; cool completely. Remove parchment (if used), and slice bread into 12 slices.

Notes

Nutrition Info (1 slice): 160 calories, 1.8g fat (0.5g sat. fat), 7.2g protein, 30.8g carbs, 4g fiber, 18mg cholesterol, 17mg iron, 286mg sodium, 86mg calcium