Irish Brown Bread

Irish Brown Bread

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Julie Taylor 3

"This is a delicious brown bread closest to what we ate while in Ireland. It isn't Irish soda bread, which has a completely different taste and texture. We LOVE this recipe!"
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1 h 30 m servings 150 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 150 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 267 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  3. Mix all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  4. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture forms fine crumbs.
  5. Stir whole-wheat flour and quick-cooking oatmeal into the butter mixture.
  6. Gently stir yogurt into the oatmeal mixture. If mixture is too dry to hold together, add 1 teaspoon milk at a time, just until dough holds together; it should not be sticky.
  7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; knead gently about 5 times to form a ball.
  8. Place the dough in the center of the prepared baking sheet; cut a large 'X' in the top of the loaf.
  9. Bake in preheated oven until well browned, about 40 minutes; transfer to a rack to cool. Bread can be served warm or cold.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 22 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Easy, Healthy, and Delicious!

Most helpful critical review

First time making this. The recipe was easy enough to follow, but was not thrilled with the result. The bread seems to dry out very quickly, and is a bit bland for taste. I followed the reci...

Easy, Healthy, and Delicious!

Closest to true Irish Brown Bread that I've found yet, the oatmeal really makes it perfect. I used greek yogurt, and treacle (or molasses) instead of the white sugar for a little added depth of...

This recipie is fabulous. The ingredient list is perfect, I didn't change a thing. My two older neighbors (one German the other Irish) as well as my entire family really liked this quick heart...

So amazing! I just returned from Ireland and I promised my fiance I would find a recipe for the amazing brown bread we ate there. This was it! Made it and its gone already! Thank you for shar...

Thanks, Julaine, for this great recipe. I was looking to recreate a great meal we had at an Irish pub in Savannah. I made this brown bread as the recipe is written except, instead of shaping the...

Great recipe, just like the brown bread we had in Ireland. I have to admit, I did change the sugar to molasses. It just seemed more appropriate, more like what they would have used long ago....

First time making this. The recipe was easy enough to follow, but was not thrilled with the result. The bread seems to dry out very quickly, and is a bit bland for taste. I followed the reci...

I loved the rugged texture of this bread. It makes really good toast with butter and honey. Next time I will make it in a loaf pan for ease of cutting. Thanks for this recipe!

My family loved it! We have a small top oven so I cooked it at 350 for 40 minutes and it had the perfect crust and the inside was completely done. I did round loaves but cut a deep X in the...

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