Breads & Doughs 5-Minute Authentic Irish Brown Bread 4.64 from 44 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Save Recipe My 5-Minute Authentic Irish Brown Bread recipe is both fast and gives you the perfect hearty and dense bread! By Gemma Stafford | March 16, 2021 | 128 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! My 5-Minute Authentic Irish Brown Bread recipe gives you the ultimate rustic Irish quick bread! Made in minutes and jam-packed with flavor and texture, this loaf combines mixed seeds, wheat bran, and wheat germ. This classic quick bread is hearty, dense, and chewy in all the right ways. Delicious when dipped into soup, fabulous when made into grilled cheese sandwiches, it’s so versatile! How Is Irish Brown Bread Different Than Irish Soda Bread? Irish Soda Bread is defined by the use of baking soda to leaven it. While this lovely brown bread is similar in that it is a “quick bread” it is made with milk and baking powder as opposed to buttermilk and baking soda. If you’re looking for an Irish Brown Soda Bread recipe that’ll knock your socks off, please try the traditional recipe that was passed down to me by my mum. Its savory, wheat flavor is a must-have for St. Patrick’s Day. The result is a super hearty stick-to-your-ribs loaf of bread that can be made in no time at all. Is Irish Brown Bread Healthy? This bread is filled with flavor, but also added fiber and healthy fat thanks to the mixed nuts, seed, wheat bran, and wheat germ, which makes this both a wheat germ bread and a wheat bran bread. All of these ingredients are great for your digestive health and keep you feeling full and satisfied, curbing those naughty snack attacks. 5-Minute Authentic Irish Brown Bread recipe is almost like a meal in itself, it really fills you up. I love it toasted up, slathered with butter, and a cup of hot Irish tea. What You’ll Need To Make Irish Brown Bread Large bowl Loaf pan Knife Measuring cups Whisk Knife Cooling rack How To Make Irish Brown Bread This great recipe is not only tasty but only involves a few quick steps (and don’t forget the full written recipe, with measurements, down below). Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add treacle and milk into a bowl, and whisk until the mixture is sloppy. Pour in an oiled loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 400°. Bake for 20 minutes. Run a knife around the tin. If it doesn’t sound hollow when tapped, back for another 10 to 15 minutes. Cool the bread on the wire rack. What Kind Of Seeds Do I Use? You can use any mix of nuts or seeds you have on hand. I used a mix of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia, and sesame seeds, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. The goal with the seeds is to add some extra texture, toasty flavor, and nutrition. From additional protein to healthy fat, the seeds are about more than just flavor and crunch, they make this a really well-rounded snack. How To Store Irish Brown Bread Since this bread is so hearty, it can keep at room temperature for up to 5 days. To keep it fresh I cover it nice and tight with cling wrap. It can also be frozen for up to 4 weeks. To use from frozen just thaw at room temperature, toast, and enjoy! Tips and Tricks to Making Irish Brown Bread Use a mix of white and wheat flour for a slightly lighter bread Add dried raisins or fruit to the topping for a sweeter bread Pre-slice and freeze the brown bread To thaw the brown bread, just allow it to sit at room temperature until soft Try These Irish Recipes! Mum’s Irish Apple Cake Authentic Waterford Blaas (Rolls) Gemma’s Best-Ever Irish Scones Don’t miss even more of my Irish recipes. And don’t forget to buy my Bigger Bolder Baking Cookbook! Full (and printable) recipe below! Try These Recipes! 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Author: adapted from Powerscourt.com Servings: 8 people Ingredients 2 cups (10oz/284g) all-purpose flour1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 oz/216g) whole wheat flour3/4 cup (3oz/85g) mixed seeds (sunflower, sesame, linseed, pumpkin)3 tablespoons bran2 tablespoons wheat germ2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon molasses (treacle or honey)3 1/3 cups (27floz/750ml) milk Instructions Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.Add the treacle and stir in enough of the milk to give a wet, almost sloppy mixture.Pour into a well oiled large loaf tin and bake in an oven preheated 400°F (200°C) for 20 mins until risen.Reduce the heat to 325°F (170°C) and bake for a further hour.Run a knife around the tin and ease the bread out. If it sounds hollow when tapped at the bottom it is cooked, if not, return it to the oven for 10-15 mins. Cool the bread on a cooling rack. Enjoy fresh with butter. Store covered at room temperature for 3-4 days. Recipe Notes Nutrition Facts 5-Minute Authentic Irish Brown Bread Recipe Amount Per Serving (1 slice) Calories 220 Calories from Fat 45 % Daily Value* Fat 5g8%Saturated Fat 2g13%Polyunsaturated Fat 1gMonounsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 8mg3%Sodium 250mg11%Carbohydrates 37g12%Fiber 2g8%Sugar 9g10%Protein 7g14% Calcium 90mg9%Iron 0.7mg4% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.