Cinnamon Pecan Irish Soda Bread

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I mentioned earlier this year about trying Irish soda bread for my next baking project. Six months later, I’ve finally tried it. I decided to try this recipe. I modified it only a little by adding in pecans and cinnamon.

Cinnamon Pecan Irish Soda Bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup pecan
3 teaspoon cinnamon (or more)

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.
3. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavour.

It’s not bad! Nommy bread is nommy!


  1. Omnomnom bread. I just hate pecans.

    Why don’t you try baking it without the pan next time? It’ll seem more rustic and traditional! And it’ll be just a good!

    I want soda bread now….

    • I’ll stick with pan. I do not want to bake anything on the rack. It’ll just mean more cleaning. Cleaning a pan seems a lot easier than cleaning the rack!

      • You cook it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper! No mess to clean up! ^^ Trick I learned trying to make Pumpkin Bread last Samhain. ^^

  2. That looks so tasty! I love Irish Soda bread. I might have to save this recipe and try it, too. Homemade Irish soda bread is always so much better.

    By the way, I got your card. Thank you so much! :)

    • You’re welcome. Thanks for telling me :) And yes, do give this recipe a try. I honestly have NO IDEA if it’s really Irish soda bread O_o; I have no idea what it’s supposed to taste like and all since I’ve never encountered Irish soda bread here.

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