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Irish Soda Bread (vs Corn Beef and Cabbage Dread)

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It’s almost St Patty’s Day and although I love corn beef and cabbage, I know many households (including mine) are not all on the same page on that traditional meal. However I defy you to show me someone who doesn’t appreciate good “soda bread”- (gluten intolerant people, my apologies).

So in homage to my friend Jimmy’s mom’s (Celie Baynes) recipe, I offer you my somewhat healthier recipe for:

Irish Soda Bread ala Chef Up to the Plate (c) 2013 Chef Up to the Plate

1 lb all purpose flour

3/4 lb whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking POWDER

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 T granulated sugar

~ 1 lb raisins 

5 tsp caraway seeds

3 cups light vanilla soy milk

1/2 cup egg substitute

Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Heat 2 regular loaf pans in oven. 

Combine (sift as needed) all dry ingredients, then add raisins and caraway seeds.

Combine milk and egg substitute.

Make a well in the dry ingredients; add milk/eggs and stir to combine. The dough will be sticky. 

Spray the 2 preheated pans with cooking spray. Spread half the dough in each pan. 

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then lower heat to 350 degrees and bake for 1 hour more. Cool and enjoy. 


Author: ssleedsrd1843

Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian who loves to cook and to eat! Her love of both naturally led to a career in nutrition. After years practicing clinical nutrition, Sari now focuses on Nutrition Education. Sari’s limits her private practice to the counseling of adults specializing in medical nutrition therapy. With “moderation” as her mantra, Sari knows that no matter what the condition, eating needs to be pleasurable. Her blog,, is a forum reflecting that mantra with healthful and delicious foods as well as tips for a healthy lifestyle. All content of is the intellectual property of Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RDN, CDN

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  1. Pingback: St. Patrick’s Day Healthy Recipe Round-Up From Dietitians Family. Food. Fiesta. | Sarah Koszyk

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