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Honey Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Honey Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread. Soft, sweet bread with a hint of honey!!

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 2045 kcal
Author on lilluna.com


  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 2-3 tbsp honey (depending on how sweet you want it)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or grease well.

  2. Whisk flours, sea salt, and baking soda together in large mixing bowl.
  3. In another bowl or large measuring cup with a spout, whisk honey and buttermilk together. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the honey buttermilk mixture into the well. Use a fork to quickly stir the dough together. It will look kind of shaggy. Do not mix until smooth!
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead a few times to bring it together. Do not overwork the dough! Form the dough into a large mound about 7 to 8 inches in diameter. Transfer to the baking sheet.
  5. Place in oven and reduce heat to 375 degrees F. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until deep golden on top and it sounds hollow when knocked on.
  6. Let cool slightly before serving.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature with butter and jam, if desired. Goes very well with tea and coffee. It is also very good toasted.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2045 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 5262mg229%
Potassium 1863mg53%
Carbohydrates 421g140%
Fiber 32g133%
Sugar 59g66%
Protein 73g146%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 676mg68%
Iron 20.5mg114%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.