Low Fat Irish Soda Bread

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I love to have Irish Soda Bread for breakfast hot out of the oven with some low fat spread and a cup of tea. This is very easy to make, even if you have no experience baking.

I love to have Irish Soda Bread for breakfast hot out of the oven with some low fat spread and a cup of tea. This is very easy to make, even if you have no experience baking. If you prefer to make a bread to serve with dinner, omit the raisins and sugar and you can add caraway seeds.Low Fat Irish Soda Bread

Perfect recipe for the St Patrick’s Day holiday. If you prefer to make a bread to serve with dinner, omit the raisins and sugar and you can add caraway seeds. A great side to Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage or a Cream of Asparagus Leek Soup with Creme Fraiche.

I love to have Irish Soda Bread for breakfast hot out of the oven with some low fat spread and a cup of tea. This is very easy to make, even if you have no experience baking. If you prefer to make a bread to serve with dinner, omit the raisins and sugar and you can add caraway seeds.
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Low Fat Irish Soda Bread

124.5 Cals 4 Protein 27 Carbs 0.5 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Yield: 15 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINE: American
I love to have Irish Soda Bread for breakfast hot out of the oven with some low fat spread and a cup of tea. This is very easy to make, even if you have no experience baking. If you prefer to make a bread to serve with dinner, omit the raisins and sugar and you can add caraway seeds.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% buttermilk
  • 3 oz 2/3 cup raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Mix all dry ingredients (first 5) in a large bowl with a whisk.
  • Slowly add buttermilk stirring with a wooden spoon until a soft dough is formed.
  • Add raisins, knead the dough lightly on a sheet of wax paper or a floured surface for about 1 minute.
  • Form into a round, slightly flattened shape.
  • Place on a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Using a sharp knife, make an X at the top about 1/2 inch deep. Bake about 40 minutes, until golden.
  • To test if it's done, insert a toothpick into the bread, if it comes out clean it is done.
  • Let it cool on a bakers rack for about 5-10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 2oz slice, Calories: 124.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 307mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 8.5g
WW Points Plus: 3
Keywords: irish soda bread recipe, Low Fat Irish Soda Bread, soda bread, st patrick's day desserts, St Patrick's Day recipes

 

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61 comments

  1. Easy and delicious!! Irish soda bread. Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Hi. Can I make the full recipe but bake it as 2 small breads? If so, how long to bake for?
    Thank you

  3. Wonderful low fat recipe. We weight our slices to accurately track calories and a 2 oz slice is perfect. I’ve been using currants which allows more fruit throughout the bread for the same 3 oz. I grind my own whole wheat ( which I heartily recommend esp if you have a kitchen aid and can get a grinder attachment) But because of that I have found that one and a half cups of buttermilk is a bit too much and creates  too wet of a dough to knead. Therefore, I let the wet dough sit for 15 minutes so the more coarse wheat flour can absorb liquid and have also decided to cut the buttermilk down to 1 1/4 cups. Comes out perfectly every time.

  4. This recipe is so easy to make and it turns out perfect!  I love that I can have a lower fat, healthier Irish soda bread without sacrificing any of the flavor.

  5. Tonight I made this exactly as written. It came together quickly.  It’s delicious!  Can’t wait to have it for breakfast!

  6. Are there really no eggs in this recipe? I am used to many eggs in Irish soda bread…

  7. I have made traditional Irish Soda bread after my first trip to Ireland 6 years ago.  This recipe makes a delicious loaf that is versatile as a dinner bread minus the sugar and  raisins.  For the sweet “tea cake” version I prefer using brown granulated sugar and golden raisins.  I add the caraway seeds in both versions for a delicious twist of flavor!  I also use a 1/2 tablespoon of cold Irish butter crumbled into the dough for easier kneading and a moist and flavorful touch of Ireland!  I find it so most and yummy that I enjoy it without a spread of any kind fresh out of the oven with my tea.   

  8. Do you think I can replace the Buttermilk with unsweetened Cashew Milk?

  9. Is there a way to make the soda bread with your 2 ingredient dough???

  10. Hi Gina!
    Can you please add bread machine instructions to this recipe? Thanks in advance!

  11. This was so good! I used 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup white, and didn’t add sugar or raisins. Came out to 40sp/loaf or 5sp for a big slice. Super quick and easy, plus paired perfectly with the corned beef and cabbage soup. Thanks for making this recipe! 

  12. if i want to make this recipe into 2 smaller loaves, is the cook time the same? do i just mix all the ingredients as 1 and then once kneeded just pull into 2 loaves?