Whole Grain Soda Bread Recipe


Health IndexHealthyCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Wheat berries1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Dark raisins1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Whole wheat flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Unbleached all purpose flour1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Rolled oats1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Chopped walnuts1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Dark brown sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Caraway seeds2 Teaspoon
 Baking powder2 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Buttermilk1 Cup (16 tbs) (1 Cup Plus 2 Teaspoons)
 Egg1 Large
 Oil1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2150 Calories from Fat 640

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 72 g111%

Saturated Fat 8 g40.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg

Sodium 2726.3 mg113.6%

Total Carbohydrates 323 g107.5%

Dietary Fiber 41.5 g165.9%

Sugars 74.3 g

Protein 69 g138%

Vitamin A 5.8% Vitamin C 5.2%

Calcium 98.1% Iron 98.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Place the wheat berries in a small bowl, add 1/2 cup of boiling water and set aside to soak 1 hour, or until soft.
2. Place the raisins in another small bowl, add hot water to cover and set aside to soak.
3. Preheat the oven to 375°.
4. Lightly spray a 9-inch round baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
5. Drain the wheat berries and raisins.
6. In a large bowl stir together the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, oats, walnuts, sugar, caraway seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and make a well in the center. Pour in 1 cup of the buttermilk, the egg and oil, and stir to blend. Add the drained wheat berries and raisins, and stir just until the mixture holds together as a soft dough; do not overmix.
7. Spoon the dough into the prepared pan, mounding it slightly in the center, and brush it with the remaining 2 teaspoons of buttermilk.
8. Bake the bread in the center of the oven 35 to 40 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Transfer the loaf to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes, then cut it into 12 wedges.