Healthy Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Healthy Irish Soda Bread Recipe
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Healthy Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Both my husband and I are diabetics, I have found that Splenda is great for replacing sugar in many recipes, including this one. It is the fastest bread you can make...and so tasty! —Ruth Russell of Clyde, North Carolina
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup dried currants

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar substitute, baking soda and salt; cut in butter. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Fold in currants. Knead on a floured surface 8-10 times. Shape into a 7-in. round loaf; place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Originally published as Irish Soda Bread in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 120 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar substitute, baking soda and salt; cut in butter. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Fold in currants. Knead on a floured surface 8-10 times. Shape into a 7-in. round loaf; place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Originally published as Irish Soda Bread in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p31

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revbakn User ID: 4637196 146166
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"My husband made five loaves for a St. Patty's Day potluck at our church, and everyone LOVED it!"

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