Soda Bread Scones

Soda Bread Scones

Soda Bread Scones

Irish soda bread is just barely sweet and biscuit-like—perfect with a savory meal.  It’s usually baked in a large round, but here we’ve cut it into scone-like wedges that take only 20 minutes to bake. 

  • 6Servings


  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk or plain soymilk
  • 3 Tbs. pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup dried currants
  • 8 tsp. raw sugar, such as turbinado, optional


1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, maple syrup, and currants in separate bowl. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until soft dough forms. Transfer to floured work surface, and shape into 8-inch round. Cut round into 8 wedges. Transfer to prepared baking sheet, and sprinkle each wedge with 1 tsp. sugar, if using. Bake 20 minutes, or until browned. 

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 193
  • Carbohydrate Content: 44 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 0.5 mg
  • Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 226 mg
  • Sugar Content: 15 g