Sorry, but I didn't like this much. The only thing I had to change was using blueberries for cranberries, but besides that, I didn't really like the flavor (the oj, lack of sweetness) or the texture of the bread itself (oats were kind of crunchy). This may just be my person tastes- seems like other people thought it was great.
i changed the raw cranberries to 1 cup of sweetened dried cranberries and the oat flour to unbleached white. it turned out well and was pleasantly sweet. try to use the required steel cut oats---it's the soul of the recipe. would make again, quite good!
Finally made this bread. Made a special trip to the bulk barn to get the exact ingredients. Would rate it 5 for taste and being original (definitely not Irish soda bread - I was weaned on that!) but only 4 for texture. Next time I make it I will use regular oatmeal. Thanks for an interesting and healthy bread.
I've just baked this for breakfast! Fantastic, I changed the recipe slightly as follows: I swapped cranberries for a mixture of blackcurrants, blackberries and cranberries and when I took them out of the freezer last night I stirred in the 1/2 cup of sugar - I used Organic soft light brown as I didn't know/have the turbinado. I also used jumbo oats as I didn't know/have steel cut! I left out the salt and forgot to put in the orange juice! But APART from that I followed the recipe exactly! Oh - I also cut the tray into 24 bars - just to keep the calories down further. My DH and I ate two pieces (so much for the calories!) and agreed it was great - he usually doesn't like soda bread - which is a bit suicidal as we live in Ireland! I have never seen a soda bread made in such a different manner -but it is excellent and easy. If you are new to low sugar baking you may find it a bit 'unsweet' (I wont say bland as it is so great) but as we are used to it we loved it.