Fragrant homemade whole-wheat bread that is ready in less than 1 hour. The recipe is easily doubled.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a pie pan with cooking spray.

  • Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in currants and caraway seeds. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Gradually pour in the buttermilk, stirring with a fork until just combined. (Do not overmix.)

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead several times. Form into a ball, flatten slightly and place in the prepared pie pan. Brush the top with buttermilk and dust with flour. With a sharp knife, cut a 1/2-inch-deep X into the top of the loaf.

  • Bake the loaf until it is brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool slightly before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

141.9 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 30.8g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.5g 10% DV; sugars 10.3g; fat 0.8g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.1g 1% DV; cholesterol 0.9mg; vitamin a iu 12.7IU; vitamin c 0.6mg 1% DV; folate 1.2mcg; calcium 47.9mg 5% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 3.9mg 1% DV; potassium 103.7mg 3% DV; sodium 346.4mg 14% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 11% DV.