Irish Brown Bread

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This is a delicious brown bread closest to what we ate while in Ireland. It isn’t Irish soda bread, which has a completely different taste and texture. We LOVE this recipe!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 ½ cups nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon milk, or more as needed (Optional)


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Lightly grease a baking sheet.

Mix all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture forms fine crumbs.

Stir whole-wheat flour and quick-cooking oatmeal into the butter mixture.

Gently stir yogurt into the oatmeal mixture. If mixture is too dry to hold together, add 1 teaspoon milk at a time, just until dough holds together; it should not be sticky.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; knead gently about 5 times to form a ball.

Place the dough in the center of the prepared baking sheet; cut a large ‘X’ in the top of the loaf.

Bake in preheated oven until well browned, about 40 minutes; transfer to a rack to cool. Bread can be served warm or cold.

Prep time: 20 mins / Cooking time: 40 mins / Total time: 1 hr 30 mins

Serving: 12 / Yield: 1 loaf

Calories: 150.2

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