Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread + Giveaway

Whole grain Irish soda bread with whole wheat flour and oats – and an amazing giveaway for a 3-piece set of Dansk cookware!

Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread // @HealthyDelish

Almost everyone I know makes corned beef and cabbage for Saint Patrick’s day dinner, but how many of you also make Irish soda bread? It gets overlooked pretty often, but it’s one of my favorite Saint Patrick’s Day foods.

This year, I decided to try something a little different and cross my favorite soda bread (which is slightly sweet and loaded with raisins and caraway) with a traditional brown bread. The result was fantastic! Whole wheat flour gives the bread a nutty, toasty flavor and steel coat oats give it a great, rustic texture. Slathered with Irish butter and sprinkled with a touch of salt, it’s great with your meal or on it’s own for breakfast.

Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread // @HealthyDelish

Irish soda bread is a quick bread – it uses baking soda instead of yeast, so you don’t need to wait for the dough to rise. It only takes a few seconds to mix up, and then about a half hour in the oven. It really couldn’t be easier!

The dough is also really forgiving. It’s pretty hard to mess up! You don’t even need a bread pan; I baked mine right in my cast iron skillet. You know what would really be perfect though? A round baker, like this one from Dansk. And lucky day – I’ve joined together with some other bloggers to give away a 3 piece set of Dansk cookware! Dansk pans are seriously beautiful, so you’ll definitely want to check out the widget at the end of this point and enter to win! (If you’re reading this in an email, you’ll have to click through to the full post to access the widget).

Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread // @HealthyDelish

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Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread
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Serves: 24
  • 3 cups Gold Medal® all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup steel cut oats
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. Heat oven to 425ºF. Grease the bottom of a 9 inch round baking pan or oven proof skillet.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, oats,, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter. Mix until just combined. Stir in the raisins.
  3. Form the dough into a boule and place on the greased pan. Use a serrated knife to cut an "x" into the top of the bread. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked throughout.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 147 Fat: 1.8 Carbohydrates: 28.9 Fiber: 1.9 Protein: 4.1


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  1. Pam Gurganus says:

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  2. You’ve sold me. I’ll make your Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day. I’m not a huge fan of corned beef and cabbage. My family will love your bread though!

  3. I haven’t made soda bread yet, but now I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!! So fun! And I too have never made soda bread yet! Yours looks wonderful!

  5. This bread is gorgeous! I LOVE baking bread in my cast iron cookware too. It gives such a great crust that you don’t get from traditional bakeware. Hmmm…I think I know what I’m baking this afternoon!

  6. OH man. Soda bread always makes me think of my stepmom. She always did St. Patrick’s Day up right!!! This looks so lovely, Lauren!

  7. Love the smell of fresh baked bread! Dee-lish.

  8. Well I’ve already done the corned beef and cabbage, guess the only thing left is soda bread and I’ve actually never made it before!

  9. Love fresh bread. It’s so comforting. Also really dig irish soda bread. Partly because I’m Irish, partly because I just love bread. Ha

  10. Weekend project. hope it looks as good as yours.

  11. This looks delicious. I have never attempted it and I don’t really have an excuse now because I seems so easy to make!

  12. Such a lovely, healthy loaf! I think a slice of this and a big bowl of stew would go very well together! I’m suddenly starving. :)

  13. G’day! What a healthy alternative re Irish Soda bread! YUM!
    Love Irish Soda bread!!!
    Cheers! Joanne

  14. This soda bread looks amazing, like the fact that there is oats and whole wheat flour in the mix.

  15. I love your recipe for Irish Soda bread! Fantastic and easy to follow!

  16. Such beautiful bread! I’ve never made it before but I think I should. Also, I LOVE that coffee cup – it is gorgeous!

  17. This is such a gorgeous loaf of bread! I love that you crossed it with brown bread. Can’t wait to try this!

  18. This looks delicious- I’ve actually never made my own soda bread! Definitely need to do something about that!

  19. Fabulous! Best looking soda bread I’ve ever seen!

  20. Irish soda bread is one thing I’ve never made before! Love the recipe!!

  21. This looks so good! I love Irish Soda Bread!

  22. I actually don’t think I’ve had Irish soda bread since elementary school! Whoa. It has been way too long. Love your loaf!

  23. I always love whole grain breads more, so I bet your version of Irish Soda Bread is even better than the original!

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