No, but really, I am! 😉 My background is Irish & Welsh, specifically on my mom’s side. Which I think makes me pre-disposed to like anything Irish, right?!
I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland but haven’t made it there yet. I can imagine lots of cozy pubs that sell yummy comfort food. Like beef stew with a huge slab of brown bread, slathered with butter on the side. Yum. Obviously I have no clue what it’s really like there but a girl can dream, right?!
I love me some comfort food. I’m a huge fan. I especially love homemade bread. I hardly ever make homemade bread because 1) It takes so long 2) I’m sort of scared of yeast and screwing it up.
What if I told you there’s a quick bread that doesn’t take long to make and has no yeast in it but tastes rich, moist and amazing?
I love the nuttiness of whole wheat and I adore this bread. It’s super quick to make as a side dish. It’s also good just by itself, slathered in butter. Irish or not, you will love this Irish Buttermilk Brown Bread!
Irish Buttermilk Brown Bread
- 4 cups whole wheat flour
- 4 1/2 Tsp. Truvia or 3 Tbsp. white sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp. melted butter for topping
- Preheat oven to 375º F. Spray a 9 inch round or square cake pan with cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, Truvia, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
- In a smaller bowl, mix the buttermilk, egg and melted coconut oil with a whisk. Pour into the flour mixture and stir until blended. Batter will be thick and crumbly.
- Scoop batter into pan and mound in the center. Brush top of dough with 1 Tbsp. melted butter and let the bread rest for 5 minutes before putting in the oven.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cut bread into wedges and serve warm. Store in an air-tight container