Got granola? Lose the boring bowl and give your soda bread an easy and delicious makeover with this Blueberry Granola Soda Bread recipe.
A unique soda bread recipe
It's a tradition in my family to make soda bread or spotted dog to serve with our annual St Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage meal. This year, I decided to stray from the norm and make a Blueberry Granola Soda Bread.
How to make granola soda bread
I'm pretty picky about my granola. If it's store bought stuff, it has to be clean with no nasty preservatives and no artificial flavors or colors. I usually just make my own at home with honey and organic oats and nuts or I make this grain-free paleo granola. So when I received some samples of Sweet Home Farm granola last week, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it's made with all natural ingredients, simple sweeteners, and is non-GMO. Hip hip hooray!!!
I received three different flavors of granola:
- Wild Blueberry with Flax
- Low Fat Granola with Raisins
- Honey Nut
When I made my Irish Stout Lamb Stew last week, I knew I had to make a big loaf of soda bread to serve with it. I had the granola sitting on the kitchen counter, so figured, why not add some granola in there too.
Oh my goodness, it was the best decision I've made in a while. Not trying to pat myself on the back or anything, but it tasted like a bread that floated down from the heavens. It was moist, delicious, had just enough sweetness, and was as easy as pie to throw together.
Plus it makes awesome french toast the next day, like this recipe for Cranberry Irish French Toast with Whiskey Butter. Hands in the air to a little whiskey with your breakfast. Woop Woop!
So grab that granola you've got sitting in your pantry and use it to make this deliciously different Blueberry Granola Soda Bread recipe!
Blueberry Granola Soda Bread Recipe
- 2 ¼- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup blueberry granola
- ¼ cup demerara sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
- ¾ cup plain yogurt
- 1 whole egg, lightly beaten
- Optional: serve with Irish Coffee
- Preheat oven to 375F/190C degrees.
- In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir in granola and demerara sugar. Mix in butter with a pastry cutter or use fingers until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
- Mix together yogurt and egg in a small bowl. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir well. Knead together lightly with hands to form a round loaf. Place loaf on parchment paper or silpat lined cookie sheet. Take a knife and lightly cut an 'X' on the top of loaf. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped on top.
- Transfer loaf to wire rack and let cool at least 5 minutes before cutting into slices.
Recipe Notes & Tips:
- Quick breads are best eaten the day they are made. To store leftovers, place bread in a sealed plastic bag and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- For longer storage, freeze in a freezer proof bag for up to 3 months.
- Got leftovers? Make this Cranberry Irish French Toast
Beeta @ Mon Petit Four
Your soda bread looks SO good, Karrie! Loving the granola and blueberry twist. I need to try that granola brand out too because I hate how store-bought granola always has so many fake ingredients too!
This is the first store-bought granola I've tried that I actually like. It's pretty darn good and even better in soda bread
Ashlyn // Dollop Of Yum
Love the idea of putting granola in bread!. Carbs in carbs sound fantastic!
This recipe is getting me so excited for St. Patrick's Day!
Carbs in carbs always sound fantastic! hahaha! I'm excited for St Patrick's Day too and can't wait until tomorrow. Hope you have a wonderful holiday Ashlyn
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
I love that you've added granola and blueberries! I think my family would absolutely love this...and me too! It's definitely going on my list on "must make!"
I tasted like a dessert so the family should like it. If you end up making it, please let me know how everyone liked it.
This soda bread looks fantastic, Karrie! I love that is made with granola, never made one myself, would like try. I would eat two thick slices of your amazing bread and skip the stew.
Thank you Nicoletta. You could make a lamb stew sans the lamb
WOW! Love this version of soda bread. Innovative and super delicious :-)Can't wait to try this out!
Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table
I'm a granola addict and I'm with you, only homemade will do usually. But you've piqued my curiosity and I'll have to check out this brand. And will definitely have to make this amazing soda bread - what a fun, festive twist on the regular St. Patrick's Day classic
Thanks Kathyyn! It's a great granola and I think you'll really like it. No junk ingredients and it's not overly sweet.
Wow, how beautiful is your bread, like very much the crust and I can see from the pictures that it's delicious. I made soda bread before, and next time I would like to try your recipe. I don't know if I will find Granola here but I know how to make it at home, so nothing can stop me now. Thank you Karrie, for another great recipe
Thanks so much Simona. If you try the recipe, please let me know how you like it. ?
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
I've never made soda bread with or without granola, but with sure seems like a fantastic idea! I love the way those blueberries look in there with that color! Homemade granola is always a good choice, but if you can have someone make a healthy weird stuff - free version that comes in a cute milk container, why wouldn't you? I bet that honey nut version would be awesome in bread too!
You need to make some soda bread ASAP Rach! Do a recipe using beer and put it on the blog. Yum! I'd make that. p.s I love free stuff!
Karrie OMG I am so making this right now!! It's calling my name--love soda bread, and the granola addition is simply genius! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Mahy and I did hear it call your name! hahaha
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
I've never tried soda bread with a granola twist! What a fantastic idea to mix things up! This it would be perfect to soak up some Irish stew or even a nice creamy egg at breakfast!
I'm all about toasting up bread leftovers with a nice creamy egg!
Thao @ In Good Flavor
Those cartons ARE cute. It's a great idea to add granola to jazz up regular soda bread. I love all the blueberries in it! I'm going to need some with my St. Patrick's corned beef and cabbage dinner this year! Have fun celebrating St. Patricks Day!
Soda bread and corned beef and cabbage are so perfect together, Thao. Happy St Paddy's Day!
Well hello deliciousness! I looooove granola, but always make my own because like you, I'm weary of the store bought kind. But, I'll have to check out Sweet Home Farms, because I know you have stellar taste, Karrie! That honey nut sounds fab. One of my favorite flavor combos! Now onto this bread, Ummmm amazing! LOVE that you added blueberry granola to irish soda bread, chicka! So clever! And I'll bet it tastes delicious! I could totally eat this plain as a meal, but turning it into french toast with whiskey sounds even better!! Score! Pinned! Cheers, lovely! Xo
Of course I have stellar taste because I have you as a BBF. lol! The honey nut is fab and I'm thinking of making this bread again with it in place of the blueberry granola.
Man, why haven't you sent me some already!?
I would if you were nicer to me
Dawn at Girl Heart Food
Looks great, Karrie! And you're right...those milk carton containers are so cute! Gimme some bread, butter and wine and I'm pretty much set, but I bet this would be awesome with your lamb stew and using the bread to soak up all that flavour. Love this (and a great way to use granola- who would have thought?!)
Thanks Dawn and yes to bread, butter and wine!!
demeter | beaming baker
Karrie, your talk of stew, granola and thick slices of soda bread has me so incredibly hungry right now!! I completely agree with you on being a homemade granola type of gal. Homemade is just usually better than storebought--so when you actually find a storebought one that's delicious and has good ingredients, it's like winning the jackpot. The Honey Nut flavor sounds delish! Too bad the hubby doesn't like coconut... I LIVE for that stuff! Haha. Meanwhile, let me go ahead and just pat you on the back for coming up with such a delicious idea! Pinned already, of course. P.S. I need some of your french toast, like now! Have a great weekend, Karrie.
I never, ever, ever eat store bought and this granola was awesome! I was very impressed. If you like coconut, you'll love the honey nut. I've been eating it every night for dessert
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I have never had granola in bread before, but I am intrigued. I am loving all the blueberry recipes around at the moment.
I could put blueberries in every recipe Dannii!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
I have never had granola soda bread before. This looks and sounds absolutely divine, Karrie. It would definitely bring a smile to everyone’s face!
This was my first time to Anu and I loved it! Probably because it was sweet like cake...heehehheee
This sounds so good!! I've never made any kind of bread that isn't flat before (unless you count a failed burger bun experiment), so I nervously peeked down at the recipe to see what kinds of fancy equipment I needed but don't have... I didn't realize you could make bread on a baking sheet?!? Where have I been?? I smell a weekend activity!
That's all you need is a bowl and baking sheet! I hope you try it and let me know how it turns out. I think everyone has had a failed burger bun experiment