Irish Brown Bread

Vickie Parks


This is really similar to my mom's recipe (I seem to recall her recipe used buttermilk and had a bit of honey in it though). Irish Brown Bread is great with so many things, which we always had it with our traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner.


★★★★★ 2 votes

about 8 servings (makes 1 loaf)
20 Min
40 Min


  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c
    quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 c
    nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp
    milk (or more, if needed)

How to Make Irish Brown Bread


  1. In a bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the butter until the mixture forms fine crumbs. Stir in the whole-wheat flour and oats.
  2. Add yogurt, and stir gently. If mixture is too dry to hold together, stir in the milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, adding just until the dough begins to hold together; it should not be sticky.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake in a 375° oven until well browned, about 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cool.

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About Irish Brown Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Irish

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