Top 'o the Mornin' with this Healthier Irish Soda Bread!

Even if You’re Not Remotely Irish, You’ll Love This Bread!

Written by Gayle

Irish Soda bread is an easy recipe to get you in a lucky Irish mood!  I have adapted several recipes to make this one more healthy and absolutely delicious!
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Irish Whole Wheat Flax and Orange Soda Bread

You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 3 TBSP ground flaxseed meal
  • 2 TBSP Date Sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 TBSP shredded organic orange peel (I used the wider shredder for larger orange peel pieces)
  • 3 TBSP Organic Coconut Oil (I used the Kelapo Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil Baking Sticks)
  • 1/3 cup Organic Currants (or raisins)
  • 1/3 cup Organic Milk or Organic Almond Milk
  • 1/4 cup Organic Greek Yogurt (or Soy yogurt)
  • 1 Organic egg (or egg whites or substitute)
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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Put the currants or raisins in a small bowl and add about 2 TBSP of hot water.  Allow to stand and the currants to plump up a bit
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, ground flaxseeds, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and orange peel
  • Drop the coconut oil onto the flour mixture, and with a pastry mixer or two knives, cut it into the flour until it resembles course crumbs
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  • Drain the currants and and stir them into the flour mixture
  • Make a well in the center of the mixture
  • In a small bowl, mix the milk, yogurt and egg together with a fork 
  • Add the liquid all at once to the flour mixture and stir just until moistened
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  • On a floured surface, knead the dough gently for about 5-6 times and then form a round loaf.  It will be soft
  • Place the loaf on a greased baking sheet
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  • Slash the dough with a knife in an X
  • Bake 30-35 minutes, until golden
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  • Cut into wedges and serve warm for breakfast, as an accompaniment to herbal tea, or with a warm soup or stew
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Even if you’re not Irish, you can be Irish-ish with this healthy recipe!  It’s great for St. Patrick’s Day, or for the whole year!

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