Whole Wheat Soda Bread - Cook For Your Life

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 24 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients
This Whole Wheat Soda Bread is a favorite in Scotland and Ireland. It is a close relative of the scone, easy to make and fast, not to mention quite delicious. It doesn’t require yeast,...


  • 2¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
  • 1½ cup buttermilk

Nutrition Facts


95 cals


2 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


17 g


1 g


2 g


3 g


108 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl sift both flours, salt, and baking soda together. Rub in the butter with fingertips, until it resembles a coarse meal.
  3. Make a well in the mixture and stir in the buttermilk. Mix until you have a soft, sticky dough. Turn the dough onto a floured surface, cut the dough in half and shape into 2 rounds about 1¾-inches thick.
  4. Deeply score the loaf into quarters. Place on the floured cookie tray. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Serve hot straight from the oven.

Chef Tips

You can make substitute buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or 1 teaspoon of cream of Tartar to 1 cup of regular milk.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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