Irish Soda Bread

Going Olivia's green with this traditional quick and simple bread! 


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk + 1/4 cup
  • 2 cups Olivia’s Organics Baby Spinach
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter + 1/4 cup melted
  • 1 large egg
  • Oatmeal for top (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: both flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a blender, blend 1 cup of buttermilk with the spinach.
  • Using a stand mixer, combine the sugar, 1/2 cup butter and egg and mix well. Add in the dry ingredients and then add the buttermilk/spinach mixture until just combined. Using a dough hook, kneed for a few minutes. If you do not have a stand mixer, kneed by hand on a floured board.
  • Whisk together the 1/4 cup buttermilk and 1/4 cup melted butter.
  • Split dough into two and mold into round loaves. Score each with an X and brush both loaves with the buttermilk butter mixture. Top with oatmeal and bake for 40-50 minutes. After 30 minutes check for doneness by using a toothpick inserted into middle of bread – if done it should come out clean and the bottom should be browned. Brush the bread with additional liquid after 20 minutes if desired.
  • Once done, wrap in towel until ready to eat. Serve with butter.

Categories: Spinach