Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Baking

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

This traditional Irish baked good can be enjoyed any day of the year, not just St. Patrick’s Day. The canola oil reduces its saturated fat content, but the flavor is still big.

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread


  • 4 cups whole wheat flour 1 L
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 250 mL
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar 30 mL
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 7 mL
  • 1 tsp salt 5 mL
  • 2 1/3 cups buttermilk 575 mL
  • 1/4 cup canola oil 60 mL


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Prepare 9 x 5 x 3-inch (23 x 12 x 7-cm) loaf pan.
  • 2. In large bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix together and make a well in center. Add buttermilk and oil. Stir until just moistened.
  • 3. Add dough to loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour. Remove loaf from pan and let cool on wire rack.


1 loaf (16 slices)

serving size

1 slice

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat4.5 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates31 g
Fiber4 g
Protein6 g
Sodium300 mg