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


  • 1In 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.
  • 2Add 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.
  • 3Turn 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.
  • 4Bake 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