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Irish Buttermilk Brown Bread - hearty whole wheat Irish soda bread. Delicious by itself or as a filling side dish.
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Irish Buttermilk Brown Bread

Delicious hearty whole wheat bread
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Jenn


  • 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


*If you don't have buttermilk on hand, use 1 1/2 cups milk and add 1 1/2 Tbsp. either vinegar or lemon juice to the milk and let sit for 5 minutes. Use this in place of the buttermilk.