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This simple crusty brown quick bread is one of the most popular Irish bread recipes and gets its hearty flavor from whole wheat flour and rolled oats.

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Credit: Norman A. Plate

Recipe Summary

1 loaf (about 1 3/4 lb.)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl, mix all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture forms fine crumbs. Stir in whole-wheat flour and oats.

  • Add yogurt; stir gently. If mixture is too dry to hold together, stir in milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, just until dough holds together; it should not be sticky.

  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and knead gently 5 times to make a ball. Set on a lightly greased baking sheet. Pat into a 7-inch circle. With a floured knife, cut a large X on top of loaf.

  • Bake in a 375° oven until well browned, about 40 minutes. Cool on a rack. Serve warm or cool.

  • Nutritional analysis per 1-oz. serving.

Nutrition Facts

64 calories; calories from fat 13%; protein 2.4g; fat 0.9g; saturated fat 0.4g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 1.3g; sodium 118mg; cholesterol 2mg.