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Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Pam Morris Photo by: Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Pam Morris

Brown Soda Bread

Whole-wheat flour, wheat germ, and steel-cut oats (also called Irish oatmeal) make this a super-healthy interpretation of the classic Irish bread.

This recipe goes with Smoked Salmon with Tangy Horseradish Sauce, Ploughman's Lunch Platter

Cooking Light MARCH 2010

  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 11.25 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 2.25 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats (such as McCann's)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 325°.

2. Coat a 9 x 5–inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper, and coat with cooking spray.

3. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flours and next 6 ingredients (through salt). Combine buttermilk and egg; add to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.

4. Spoon the mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert bread onto a wire rack; cool completely. Remove parchment; slice bread into 12 slices.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 7.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.8g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 286mg
  • Calcium: 86mg
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