Easy Irish Soda Bread

  • Author: Ciara Attwell @ My Fussy Eater
  • Prep Time: 7 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 47 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Cakes & Bread
  • Cuisine: Irish


A really easy but also healthy recipe for traditional Irish Soda Bread or Brown Bread. No yeast, kneading or proving required!


  • 200g / 1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 150g / 1 1/4 cups plain (all purpose) flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 280ml / 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 125g / 1/2 cup yogurt (I used hazelnut but plain is fine too)
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • optional: sprinkling of oats


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c / 350f. Grease a loaf tin with butter or oil.
  2. Sieve the plain flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large bowl. Add in the wholemeal flour and mix well.
  3. Add the milk, yogurt and oil and stir with a table knife until all the ingredients are well combined but ensure not to over-mix the dough.
  4. Transfer the mixture into the greased loaf tin and use a sharp knife to score lengthways down the middle of the dough. Finally, this is optional but I like to add a sprinkling of oats to the top.
  5. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove the bread from the tin and allow to cool completely on a rack.