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Irish Brown Bread sliced and sitting next to a bowl of soup.
5-Minute Authentic Irish Brown Bread Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

My 5-Minute Authentic Irish Brown Bread recipe is both fast and gives you the perfect hearty and dense bread!

Course: bread
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 220 kcal
  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 oz/216g) whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup (3oz/85g) mixed seeds (sunflower, sesame, linseed, pumpkin)
  • 3 tablespoons bran
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon molasses (treacle or honey)
  • 3 1/3 cups (27floz/750ml) milk
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

  2. Add the treacle and stir in enough of the milk to give a wet, almost sloppy mixture.

  3. Pour into a well oiled large loaf tin and bake in an oven preheated 400°F (200°C) for 20 mins until risen.

  4. Reduce the heat to 325°F (170°C) and bake for a further hour.

  5. 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. 

  6. Cool the bread on a cooling rack. Enjoy fresh with butter. Store covered at room temperature for 3-4 days. 

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 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 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.