Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is delicious and healthy brown bread. I make at least 2 times a week. Another great recipe which doesn't require eggs and molasses (treacle)and if you don't have buttermilk just make your own. Simply add 1 tbsp. of lemon juice to a 1 cup of milk. Rest of the ingredients you have probably in pantry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F Butter 25cm (10inch) long loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine first 8 ingredients and mix well with wooden spoon.
  3. Add butter and buttermilk to a dry mixture and stir just to combine all together.
  4. The dough will be very soft and sticky.
  5. Don't over mix.
  6. Transfer dough to prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake until bread is light brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean about 40 minutes.
  8. Turn bread out of pan and cool on rack.


Most Helpful

I have been making Irish soda type bread all my life and in many different forms. The oven temperature given here is a little hot (hence the reason it browned so quickly before being cooked). What works in my oven is 375 degrees - keep an eye on it - and probably have to reduce to 350 so that you can ensure it is cooked all the way thru. Good recipe but just needs a few adjustments. Ovens do vary.

waynejohn1234 June 11, 2012

WOW, this bread is wonderful! It is sooo easy and quick to put together (took me literally 5 minutes this morning) and tastes awesome! Its just like the breads you can buy in Ireland. YUM! I love the crumb, its moist and tender while crunchy at the same time. I found that I had to lower the baking temp a bit after 20 minutes so that it wouldnt brown too much, but that varies from oven to oven. I was out of wheat bran, so I just threw in some flax seeds, which I liked.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing a true keeper, Ill make this over and over again for sure. Made and reviewed for the Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap November 2011.

Lalaloula November 04, 2011

If you're short for time this is a great bread! It took me minutes to mix together and then I just put it in the oven. Unfortunately though, after about 30 minutes the loaf seemed done, so I took it out but it wasn't quite cooked in the middle. Nevermind as it still tasted really good!

Ginger Rose January 10, 2008

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