Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

This holiday favorite is a not-too-sweet comfort food made even healthier with whole-wheat flour. Tasty beyond St. Patrick’s Day, it’s wonderful served as a light finish to a hearty dinner, or as an accompaniment to teatime in the afternoon.




With zero fat and cholesterol, and just 3 g of sugar, plus low in sodium at just 120 mg and only 70 calories, it’s fast and feeds a big brood!


(Serves 24)


2 cups whole-wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup golden raisins

1 1/2 tsps. baking soda

1/2 tsps. salt

2 cups low-fat buttermilk


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, and raisins. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add buttermilk. Fold in the ingredients with a rubber spatula until just combined; don’t overmix.

Turn dough out onto the parchment paper and form into a round loaf. Cut an X into the top of the dough with a sharp knife, about ½-inch deep.

Place on the middle rack to bake for 30 minutes, or until firm and golden brown.

Recipe adapted from: www.diabetes.org


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