Healthy Irish Soda Bread

Healthy food and St. Patrick’s Day may not sound like they go together, but there are those who do want to enjoy the treats of Ireland in a healthier version. This recipe is diabetic-friendly by using sugar substitutes. The author uses Splenda for her soda bread.Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar substitute, baking soda and salt; cut in butter. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Fold in currants. Knead on a floured surface 8-10 times. Shape into a 7-in. round loaf; place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pan to a wire rack.

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