Whole-wheat soda bread

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The term "meal" describes a grain or seed that's been ground into a powder.


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


Heat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, 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.

Lightly grease the bottom of a 5-by-8-inch loaf pan. Place the dough in the pan. Using a sharp knife, make a slash in the dough lengthwise, about 1/4 inch deep.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. To test for doneness, insert a skewer or knife into the center of the loaf. It should come out clean. Cool thoroughly on a rack before slicing.

Serving Information

Serves 16

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 85
Total carbohydrate: 15 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Monounsaturated fat: Trace
Protein: 5 g
Saturated fat: Trace
Serving size: 1 half-inch slice
Sodium: 116 mg
Total fat: 1 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Grains and grain products: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Starches: 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 1

Last Updated Feb 26, 2019

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