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Recipe: Whole-wheat soda bread

Serves 15

Medically reviewed on Jan 10, 2018

Dietitian Tip

Ground flaxseed keeps this bread moist.


  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup ground millet meal
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons wheat gluten
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk or skim milk
  • 2 egg whites


Preheat oven to 350 F. Sift together dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, combine milk and egg whites. Mix well. Add milk and egg mixture to dry ingredients. Mix until well moistened.

Form in loaf pan (5 inch by 8 inch) and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Test for doneness with skewer.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1 half-inch slice
Carbohydrate14 g
Cholesterol1 mg
Fiber2 g
Protein5 g
Sodium155 mg
Monounsaturated Fat0.7 g
Saturated Fattrace
Total Fat1 g

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