Irish Soda Bread

I learned how to cook this bread when I lived in Ireland few years ago. It is a super easy recipe to make it for breakfast. This Irish bread has a really special soda flavour and it has a pretty hard/compact texture. For me the soda flavour and its compact texture really makes this bread special. I like adding some raisins and sunflower seeds to make it a little bit different.

No yeast, healthy and just few ingredients.

It can be frozen in slices and put it straight away in the toaster in the morning.

If you want to make a different breakfast you should really try this soda bread.

Irish Soda Bread

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: BreakfastCuisine: IrishDifficulty: Easy
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  • 275 g Wholemeal flour

  • 175 g oat flour (grinded oats)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 25 g butter

  • 425 ml Buttermilk (Milk with lemon or vinegar)

  • Seeds: Sunflower seeds, raisins, dates…


  • Buttermilk: Mix 425 ml of milk with the juice of half a lemon. Mix it and set aside. You will see that there are lumps in the milk, that is ok.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl (except the seeds).
  • Rub in butter until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add the buttermilk to make a soft dough.
  • Add the seeds you like the most. Mix it.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 200ºC for 40-45 mins.


  • You can cut the bread into slices and deep freeze it. Whenever you want to eat it just put the slice on the toaster straight from the freezer. It will taste like fresh made. See picture below.
  • Great to eat for breakfast with butter and jam.
  • You can change the wholemeal flour with any other flour, oat, rice…
Frozen Irish Soda Bread

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