White Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Irish Soda Bread Recipe

White Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Irish Soda Bread is a treat for St. Patrick’s Day! Use Bread Recipes to find more like this one.

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White Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Irish Soda Bread found on KalynsKitchen.com

Even though St. Patrick’s Day is Monday, I didn’t start the weekend planning to make Irish Soda Bread. Since I don’t eat white flour, I don’t make bread too often, but now that I’ve discovered white whole wheat flour and due to the arrival of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day in my mailbox, that may be changing.

I’ve been experimenting with recipes from that book after the author assured me you can make bread with all whole wheat flour; that bread post is coming soon. In the meantime, it’s St. Patrick’s day weekend and even though I’ve always been a bit baking impaired, I suddenly felt like making some Irish Soda Bread. And even if you’re a low-carb or low-glycemic dieter I think a little Irish Soda Bread is allowed on St. Patrick’s Day, especially if you’re partly Irish like I am!


White Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Irish Soda Bread found on KalynsKitchen.com

I saw a lot of claims that true soda bread can only have flour, salt, soda, and buttermilk. My version with a little bit of oatmeal is adapted from the Brown Soda Bread I found at More Bread and Cheese, Please. I made a very small loaf of bread which can’t be considered anything but an experiment, although I gobbled down several pieces of it in nothing flat.

More Irish Soda Bread Recipes

100% Whole Wheat Brown Irish Soda Bread from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Irish Soda Bread and more recipes from Simply Recipes
100% Whole Wheat Sweeter Irish Soda Bread from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Irish Soda Bread from Closet Cooking
Traditional Irish Soda Bread from Baking Bites

White Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Irish Soda Bread Recipe

White Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Irish Soda Bread is a treat for St. Patrick’s Day!

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal (ground)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk, plus a tablespoon or more if needed to moisten all flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Grease or spray a small baking sheet with nonstick spray or oil.
  3. In plastic bowl, combine flour, ground oatmeal, baking soda, and salt.
  4. With large plastic spoon, mix in buttermilk until mixture is well combined.
  5. Dust hands with flour, and form a doughy ball. (I made mine into a slightly oblong shape to fit my little baking sheet.)
  6. Bake until bread is golden on top, about 35-40 minutes.
  7. Serve hot. Bread is best eaten shortly after it’s baked.

Notes:

I thought this was deliciously rustic tasting, but possibly I’m not too critical since freshly baked bread is a rarity at my house!

Recipe slightly adapted from More Bread and Cheese, Please.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This bread is obviously a splurge for any low-glycemic or low-carb diet, the South Beach Diet. However if you’re following South Beach, White whole wheat flour and oatmeal are both good foods for phase 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet.

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White Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Irish Soda Bread Recipe