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.
Yield: 15 servings
5 from 1 vote

Low Fat Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
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
Freestyle Points: 4
Points +: 3