McNamara's Brown Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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This is a healthy brown version with no fruit or caraway seeds added. I have taken the liberty to include ground flaxseed and substitute honey or agave nectar for the sugar. I think this is my favorite version of this traditional St. Patrick's Day staple.

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Servings: 1 loaf


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  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Grease a large loaf pan, line with parchment paper, grease paper.
  3. Combine dry ingredients.
  4. Add buttermilk/egg mixture, stir until moistened completely.
  5. Allow to rest 3-4 minutes to activate baking soda. Dough will be very wet and sticky.
  6. Spoon into prepared loaf pan, smooth out to fill corners.
  7. Bake at 325F for an hour and 10 minutes.
  8. Loaf should make a nice hollow thud when tapped on bottom. Cool on a rack before slicing.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 919g
Calories 1568  
Calories from Fat 170 11%
Total Fat 19.45g 24%
Saturated Fat 5.55g 22%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 206mg 69%
Sodium 4274mg 178%
Potassium 2089mg 60%
Total Carbs 295.49g 79%
Dietary Fiber 38.3g 128%
Sugars 31.42g 21%
Protein 69.32g 111%
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