Brown Soda Bread

Brown Soda Bread

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup steel-cut oats

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon wheat germ

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups low-fat buttermilk

1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray, then line the pan with parchment paper and coat the paper with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine both flours, oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Combine buttermilk and egg, then add to the flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Invert bread onto a wire rack, remove parchment paper. Cool before slicing.