I worked hard to develop this recipe after returning from a trip to Ireland. It's as authentic as we could remember, and very healthy.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray.

  • Mix whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, oat bran, wheat bran, wheat germ, and baking soda together in a large bowl.

  • Whisk egg lightly in a small bowl. Whisk in buttermilk. Pour over flour mixture; fold together with a large spoon until batter is moist.

  • Pour batter into the loaf pan and smooth out the top. Use the spoon to trace a "plus" sign from edge to edge across the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 40 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 225 degrees F (105 degrees C); continue baking until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes more.

  • Invert bread onto a wire rack. Let cool completely, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

This bread can also be baked in a round pan. Break off a quarter or slice the entire loaf, as desired.

Nutrition Facts

217.1 calories; protein 11.4g 23% DV; carbohydrates 41.4g 13% DV; fat 3.2g 5% DV; cholesterol 23.5mg 8% DV; sodium 326.9mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition