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Irish Brown Bread Recipe
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Homemade Irish Brown Bread Recipe

This simple, humble Irish Brown Bread, goes with soups, stews or can be enjoyed on its own wit butter and or jam.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Irish,
Keyword: brown bread recipe, brown soda bread recipe, irish brown bread
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 314kcal


  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats (see notes)
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 TBS melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
  • Make a small hole in the middle of the dry ingredients and add your wet ingredients. Use a spatula and mix JUST until combined.
  • Cut a deep cross into the center of the bread.
  • Line a cast iron pan, oven safe skillet or cake pan with parchment paper and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Enjoy hot from the oven.


I like to give my oats a whirl in a food processor to make them a little finer. Not necessary, yup to you. You can also choose to scatter a bit of oats on top prior to baking.


Serving: 8servings | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 540mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 2mg