100% Whole Wheat Sweeter Irish Soda Bread
This 100% Whole Wheat Sweeter Irish Soda Bread was tasty when I needed some comfort food! Use Bread Recipes to find more recipes like this one.
When you’re going through rough times, it’s interesting how your normal routine can feel very comforting. My stepmother passed away on Tuesday, so I’ve been taking a break from blogging. But today there wasn’t much on the family schedule, and I woke up wanting to post this recipe for 100% Whole Wheat Sweeter Irish Soda Bread so readers could make it for St. Patrick’s Day.
Actually, the routine of writing a blog post sounded rather nice after days on hold waiting for family members to arrive for funeral services on Monday. I’ll only be able to attend SXSW one day, but I’m still going to be part of the panel on food blogging, so I won’t get back to the blog until later next week. Thanks to readers and friends who have left supportive comments or sent notes. Your kind words have been greatly appreciated.
I did experiment with Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Irish Soda Bread last year, and made some for my dad and stepmother when I went to their house to cook for them, something I had the pleasure of doing on Tuesdays for the last few years. That memory of making Irish Soda bread at their house was nice to think about while I was making this new version, slightly sweet from the agave nectar and delicious. I wish I could have made it for them this Tuesday.
And check out 100% Whole Wheat Brown Irish Soda Bread if you want the healthiest version of Irish Soda Bread on my site!
I liked using whole wheat pastry flour in this recipe, but you could use other types of whole wheat flour. Mix whole wheat pastry flour, white whole wheat flour, salt, and baking soda in plastic bowl. (Mix the dry ingredients more thoroughly than I did so you don’t have specks of baking soda showing on the finished bread!) Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and agave nectar (or other sweetener). I beat the egg first, then whisked in the other ingredients.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones, and mix with a fork until ingredients are combined. Shape the loaf on parchment paper, then bake at 375F/190C for 20-25 minutes.
More Irish Soda Bread to Try:
White Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Irish Soda Bread from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread from A Mingling of Tastes
100% Whole Wheat Brown Irish Soda Bread from Kalyn’s Kitchen.
Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread with Millet from Karina’s Kitchen
Irish Soda Bread Muffins from Kitchen Parade
100% Whole Wheat Sweeter Irish Soda Bread
This 100% Whole Wheat Sweeter Irish Soda Bread was tasty when I needed some comfort food!
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or use other whole wheat flour, but this flour gives a nice delicate crumb)
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3 T agave nectar or other liquid sweetener of your choice
- Preheat oven to 375F/190C.
- In medium-sized bowl combine whole wheat pastry flour, white whole wheat flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Mix well.
- In smaller bowl, beat egg with wire whisk, then whisk in buttermilk and agave nectar.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and use a fork to mix until ingredients are combined. (The dough will be loose and wet-looking compared to regular bread dough.)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, scrape dough out onto the paper, and shape into an oval or circle a few inches high. (I wet a rubber scraper and used it to shape the loaf.)
- Bake at 375F/190C for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean. (Start checking after 20 minutes. I baked the bread in this photo for 23 minutes, and it was starting to get fairly brown on the bottom.)
Recipe adapted slightly from Whole Wheat Irish Soda bread at A Mingling of Tastes. This is not true Irish Soda Bread, which only contains flour, salt, soda, and buttermilk, but it’s very tasty.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
100% Whole Wheat Sweeter Irish Soda Bread is probably a splurge for low-glycemic diets and the South Beach Diet, depending on the sweetener you use, but this is healthier than most soda bread recipes. Bread like this is obviously too high in carbs for low-carb diet plans.
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