Irish Brown Bread is a family favorite of my family! This recipe is a combination of family and Irish family friends that I created! It is a blue-ribbon recipe and is low-calorie and low-fat! Perfect plain or with a wee bit of marmalade and a cup of tea!
Okay, don’t think I am shocking anyone with my heritage! I am an Irish gal!
We are now in the month of my families biggest Holiday! It is March madness time!
I know you think basketball! Guess what, I love basketball too! But no, even bigger ….Saint Patrick’s Day!
I am hoping to share a few of my favorites recipes from my heritage! I know, you immediately go to Corned Beef and Cabbage, but I hate to break everyone’s heart, its not an Irish dish! I will say, I love it and I do make it every Saint Patrick’s Day, because I actually love corned beef! I will share my favorite way to make corned beef! Hold your hats..its a keeper! My daughter who is my non-meat eater, loves my corned beef!
I can clearly get off topic, back to the recipe, Irish Brown Bread! I make my Brown Bread using whole wheat flour, oats, low-fat buttermilk, a wee bit of sugar, eggs and baking soda. So it a lower calorie bread that is so quick and easy to prepare! My kids eat this for breakfast with marmalade. We have it as a bread with soups and stews like my Guinness Beef Stew
I grew up eating Irish Brown Bread. I make this bread quite often as the family requests it all the time. Everyday tip – this freezes so well. It can be frozen as a whole bread or slice it up and freeze for individual portions! Seriously do that, its amazing, I am not kidding! If you have not had the pleasure of a slice of Irish brown bread, you are in for a little slice of HEAVEN!
So my friends, I hope you all get into the Saint Patrick’s Day season and make a loaf, or two, or three of this Irish Brown Bread! Have some with breakfast and don’t forget to save some for a bowl of my The Best Beef, Mushroom Guinness Pie!
Save some room for dessert and an Irish Coffee!
Feel free to get creative! Send me a photo on Instagram with the #everydayeileen, I would love to see your creations!
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Irish Brown Bread
- 4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
- non-stick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9" by 5" by 9" loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, add the whole wheat flow, quick-cooking oats, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
- In another small bowl, whisk the eggs and add the buttermilk to combine.
- Add the egg mixture into the well of the dry ingredients. Stir to combine the ingredients. Spoon the dough mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 35-40 minute. Check for doneness by placing a skewer into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, your bread is done. Let cool for about 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from the loaf pan and let the bread cool completely before slicing. At least 1/2 hour.
- The nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.