Irish Applesauce Soda Bread

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a delicious, low fat bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  2. In small bowl, combine buttermilk, applesauce and butter.
  3. Add applesauce mixture to flour mixture; stir until dough forms a ball.
  4. Turn out onto floured surface and knead raisins into dough.
  5. Pat dough into 7-inch round and place in sprayed 8-inch round baking pan; cut ¼-inch deep cross into top of dough and brush with milk.
  6. Bake 35 minutes at 375 degrees, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan 10 minutes, invert onto wire rack, turn right side up, and cool completely.


Most Helpful

This recipe looked promising and thought it would be a nice change for soda bread, but, 2 tsps. of baking soda!!! I feel there must be a mistake because all you would taste is soda. Perhaps someone else out there changed this, and if so, how?

waynejohn1234 June 09, 2009

I just tried this bread and it is delicious! It was very easy to make, too. If you like raisins I would double the amount to 1 cup. This bread is yummy warmed/toasted with butter and jam or even cream cheese.

shinyhappyrosy March 19, 2009

I'd luv to give this 5 stars since it is a wonderful, light and yummy bread that has exactly the same texture as the soda breads I used to eat when living in Ireland. The taste, though is even better! I absolutely love the added raisins and think 1/2 cup is plenty (and I DO like raisins a lot!). But unfortunately I had troubles with the dough: Like Kitchen Little said, 2 cups of flour is just not enough. I ended up nearly doubleing the amount of flour used and the dough was still sticky. I decided to go ahead with it anyways and it turned out beautifully. So, maybe you'll revise the flour quantities and then I can come back and change my rating. Thank you so much for sharing this outstanding recipe with us, A Messy Cook!

Lalaloula February 16, 2009

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