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Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

If you love soda bread, then here is the healthier version using Whole wheat flour. It’s different, but still very satisfying and a bread that my family and I eat pretty often. Click here for the regular soda bread.

We absolutely love homemade Soda bread, and I make it quite often. It is also one of the easiest loaves of bread that you will ever make in your life. With just a few ingredients, you can make this in no time.


To be honest, as much as I love regular soda bread made with all-purpose flour, I instantly fell in love with the whole heat version.

I do not know, maybe the texture or it is the taste, but it really hits the spot especially if you spread a slice with Irish butter and drizzle some honey.

Well, I got to tell you, that is one of my favorite breakfasts from my childhood, besides eggs and bacon.

I just love a warm mug of milk or a cup of tea before school with a slice of buttered bread with delicious honey.

My mouth is watering as I type this. It was a long way walk from home to school so that was my morning fuel.

I always had breakfast and even now from time to time, I would make myself some of that buttered bread with a cup of hot coffee.

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Yield: 1 Loaf, 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 cups Organic Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 2 cups 16 FL Oz/473 ml COLD Buttermilk
  • Oil for greasing the pan
  • 1 egg, beaten, optional
  • Additional topping:
  • Olive Oil or melted butter
  • Rolled oats


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F /220°C
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  3. Add buttermilk, a cup at the time and mix either with your hand or wooden spoon until incorporated. Dust the dough with more flour, knead for few seconds until you form a ball, cross cut on top. The dough needs to be soft and sticky.
  4. Oil the pan and transfer the dough to the baking pan. At this point, if you are going to add oats on top, brush with a little oil and add oats.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes, depending on the size and your oven. If you like the crust crunchy leave it in the oven for up to 50 minutes. The bottom of the bread should sound almost hollow when you tap on it.


You can add other grains/seeds in the flour. I love adding flax seeds, sunflower seeds as well as pumpkin seeds. Remember, this bread supposed to look rustic.

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