Viking Brown Bread: Perfect Side Dish to Almost Any Meal

Viking Brown Bread is rustic soda bread that is a perfect side dish to almost any meal – with a bowl of soup or stew! Add some cheese or cured meat for a complete meal!

Viking Brown Bread Recipe
Viking Brown Bread Recipe

This Brown Bread is wholesome and hearty and a great way to start the day! While browsing through the recipe, I became interested in learning Viking history.

Viking Brown Bread: A Little Viking History

The Vikings were popular for their sea-faring competences.

What I find so captivating is that most of their history was conveyed by oral tradition.

Their staple was bread and soup or broth and gruel (grain-based porridge).

Viking Brown Bread Recipe

Good as a snack to be consumed warm from the oven and drizzled with honey

This Viking Bread is the perfect garnish to Viking grilled lamb kebab. It is simple enough that kids can help out and quick to bake on any weeknight.


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups of water
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats {for sprinkling on top}
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. Firstly, mix all dry ingredients and then add water. After that, stir all of the ingredients thoroughly with a wooden spoon
  2. Secondly, combine the dough very well
  3. Thirdly, form the dough into a round shape, place on a baking stone sprinkle with reserved oats, and put in a cold oven.
  4. After that, turn the oven to 375-degrees, and leave it alone for an hour.
  5. Lastly, after an hour, pull the bread out of the oven, let it cool slightly, then tear it apart in chunks like a Viking (or cut it in nice wedges) and drizzle honey on it.

This rustic viking bread recipe is perfect to serve with soups, stews, and any other meal that could use a great side of bread.


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