Irish Brown Bread

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!

Dovetailing Tip: Double the Irish Brown Bread recipe and make 2 loaves. You will be glad you did! This recipe makes the best toast for breakfast or alongside other meals. You will also use it for the Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups for Meal 4.

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1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
1 1/2 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.


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