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Kernza® Soda Bread

Kernza® Soda Bread

Makes 1 large loaf


Prep Time: 30 mins
Bake Time: 40-50 mins


  • 2 cups Kernza Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk, or a bit more as needed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries or raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F (328 C).
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet and dust with a little flour.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, and honey. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Using one hand or a large spoon, stir together in full circles starting in the center of the bowl and working towards the outside until all of the flour is incorporated.
    Add a little more buttermilk if the dough seems too stiff, it should be soft but not too wet and sticky.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. With floured hands, gently pat the dough into a round shape. Transfer the loaf to the prepared baking sheet. Mark a deep cross using a serrated knife and prick each of the four quadrants.
  6. Bake the bread for about 15 minutes then reduce the oven temperature to 400 F (204 C) and continue baking until the loaf is browned and sounds hollow when tapped, about 30 to 35 more minutes. Transfer the loaf to a wire rack to cool

1 comment

Jan 01, 2022 • Posted by Joe Cooper

I notice the directions do not mention raisins or cranberries. Are the raisins presoaked in warmwater or buttermilk before they are added to the dough?
Thanks Joe

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