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This easy whole-wheat Irish soda bread roll recipe gets its rise from baking soda instead of yeast, so you can enjoy warm bread with just a few minutes of prep and 25 minutes in the oven.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2014


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35 mins

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.

  • Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk buttermilk, 1/2 cup milk, honey and thyme in a medium bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until the dough comes together.

  • Dust a clean work surface with whole-wheat flour. Turn the dough out and gently knead with barely damp hands just a few times until smooth. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and shape each into a 2- to 2 1/2-inch round about 1 inch thick. Place on the prepared baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart. Brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon milk and sprinkle with oats, pressing on them lightly to adhere.

  • Bake the rolls until golden brown on the bottom and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm.


Make Ahead Tip: To make ahead: Store airtight for up to 1 day; reheat in a warm oven.

Equipment: Parchment paper or nonstick baking mat

Tip: No buttermilk? You can make “sour milk” as a substitute: mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup nonfat milk; let stand for about 10 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts

1 roll
191 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 38.4g; dietary fiber 3.1g; sugars 4.2g; fat 1.5g; saturated fat 0.5g; cholesterol 2.7mg; vitamin a iu 48.2IU; vitamin c 0.7mg; folate 79.9mcg; calcium 64.3mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 39.5mg; potassium 168.2mg; sodium 349.3mg; thiamin 0.3mg; added sugar 2g.

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