Easy Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Easy Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread Recipe

This time of year, I’m all about making gluten free Irish Soda bread (for obvious reasons). But don’t let the season stop you from making this yummy yeast free bread anytime you like!

Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread is so easy and quick to make (no yeast means no rise time), and goes with nearly any meal because it can go sweet or savory. Plus, it makes fantastic gluten free French Toast!

Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread Slices -gfJules

My newest favorite way to make this bread is a savory spin, adding cheddar and fresh rosemary. Mmmmm I promise you’ll love the smell of this bread baking almost as much as you’ll love eating warm from the oven!

Savory Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread H gfJules

I have 3 other recipes for gluten free Irish Soda Bread and I can’t really decide which I like best. Since this one is my newest, I guess I’d say it’s my newest favorite, but check out my other recipes (type “Irish Soda Bread” into the recipe search bar) and see which you have the ingredients for, or which sounds most pleasing to you.

Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread in Bowl -gfJules

Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread baked in glass bowl.


This recipe produces a loaf that is a bit smaller than the others, so that may be a consideration for you, but it’s so moist and flavorful, and I love its manageable size.

Check out this video where I walk you through every step of this easy bread, and make it savory! with cheddar cheese and rosemary!


And if you’re in the mood for anything else of Irish theme, check out my recipes for gluten free Irish Angel Food Cakegluten free Irish Brown Breadgluten free Buttery Irish Scones; and even gluten free Irish Cream Cupcakes (+ homemade Irish Cream that’s Dairy-Free!).

Will you be making this gluten free Irish Soda bread sweet or savory? Tell me how it goes and maybe even snap a pic and share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter! I’d love to see it!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, or whatever day you decide to make this delicious loaf!

gluten free Irish Soda Bread slice -gfJules

gluten free Irish soda Bread with knife -gfJules

Easy Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


  • ¾ cup+ 2 Tbs. buttermilk or non-dairy or dairy milk with 1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar added
  • 2 cup (270 gr) gfJules™ Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar (omit if making savory)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbs. butter or non-dairy alternative (Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg white or egg substitute like 2 Tbs. vegan mayo
  • 1 cup seedless raisins (optional)
  • ½ Tbs. caraway seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or vegan cheddar (optional)
  • 1-1 Tbs. fresh rosemary (optional)


Preheat oven to 375° F.

If not using buttermilk, mix milk with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Set aside to curdle.

Blend together gfJules Flour, sugar (if using), baking powder and salt.

Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two butter knives until the mixture resembles a pebbly, course meal.

Add baking soda to milk mixture, then stir into dry mix with egg white and additions (raisins; seeds; cheese; herbs, etc). Mix with a fork or paddle mixing attachment until integrated.

Scoop dough onto a floured (with gfJules Flour) counter or pastry mat and roll into ball then transfer to a lightly oiled and floured (with gfJules Flour) 7-inch glass bowl or 6-8 inch cake pan. If needed, wet a rubber spatula with water and smooth the top of the ball of dough. Sprinkle lightly with gfJules Flour, then make a cross in the top with a large knife.

Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove to cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Remember: You can make this easy Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread sweet or savory!

Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread Savory or Sweet, gluten-free, vegan, yeast-free gfJules

And you can enjoy this delicious bread year-round when you don’t have time for yeast to rise.

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This classic take on Irish Soda Bread is next level. Made gluten free but still soft and flavorful. Yeast-free because it's soda bread, of course! |gfJules #Glutenfree #sodabread

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76 thoughts on “Easy Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread Recipe

  1. Hi Jules,

    I’m curious, have you tried using your sour dough starter instead of the buttermilk? I’ve used it in muffins (and regular sour dough of course) but I wonder how it would do here. Thanks!

    • Hi Holly, I haven’t tried it in this recipe but now that my gluten free sourdough recipe has been out for awhile, I’ve been hearing from lots of people that they’re using the gluten free sourdough starter in all kinds of things to replace the milk or yogurt or sour cream ingredient. I bet it would me magic in this gluten free Irish Soda Bread recipe, as well! If you find that the dough is a bit dry though, add a splash more milk before baking it. Let me know how it goes!