Irish Soda Bread



  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups regular flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup raisins, soaked and drained
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  1. In a bowl, combine first 6 dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, regular flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and allspice).
  2. In another bowl, combine the next 4 wet ingredients (raisins, milk, vinegar, and beaten eggs).
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix together well.
  4. Transfer to 2 greased baking pans – about 1/2 of the dough for each pan.
  5. Bake at 325 F for 35 - 40 minutes.


2 loaves, 16 pieces/loaf, serving size 1 piece

Nutrition Tip

Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel, including the bran, germ and endosperm. Whole wheat flour shares the many benefits of other whole grains. Unlike refined grains, whole grains contain fiber, phytonutrients as well as other vitamins and minerals that are important for supporting your immune system during and after cancer treatment.

Source: Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center

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