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, 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

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Easy Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread

gluten free Irish soda Bread with knife -gfJules

5 from 4 reviews

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

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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  1. OMG! I only eat Irish Soda Bread once a year for a reason (and usually heated and slathered with butter to make it edible). Definitely not my preferred taste or texture (even before having to give up gluten). But this recipe was AMAZING! It might be my new favorite bread! Sweet and perfect texture (loved the crunchy outside and super soft inside). I ate some warm out of the oven and some room temperature this morning. Excellent, and didn’t need butter or anything. Perfect!

    FYI – I made it with 2% Organic Valley lactose free milk (plus the apple cider vinegar), Original Vegenaise (instead of eggs), and Kerrygold Irish Butter, then baked the ball of dough (floured and crossed on top) on a piece of parchment paper in the center of an 8″ square pan. I did not add anything to it (no raisins or seeds or cheese).

    Honestly, I did not have high hopes, especially with modifications, but sooooo good!!! YUM!!!! I usually share my gf treats with everyone but this time I made the wheaties in my family eat the store bought one!

    I just ordered more gfJules same day Amazon delivery because I have to make more tonight! Thank you!

    • Thank you so much for letting me know how much you enjoyed it, Melody! I love that you called the other family members “wheaties”!!! LOL!! I’m going to have to start using that term!
      I’m thrilled that you went for it and made the recipe, even though you didn’t have high hopes. SO glad you enjoyed it!!!!
      ~jules

  2. I made this yesterday using your flour, but I’m not totally satisfied with the results. I do live at high altitude – about 5,000 feet – and that is probably a factor. When I got everything mixed up, it was very crumbly, and I did add about two tablespoons of cold water trying to get it to come together. The taste is excellent, but the texture is very heavy, dense and chewy. This morning I put slices in the toaster and then spread cream cheese on them. This was really good but just eating a slice at room temperature isn’t very good. Any tips to improve the texture?

    • Hi Caron, I think your suspicion that altitude was a factor is a good one. Next time, add 4 Tbs. more of the milk you were using and see if that helps. If the dough is really dry or tight, it will not be loose enough to rise and will be dense. When a dough doesn’t hold together and is dry and crumbly before baking, always add more liquid of some kind to hold it together because it’s not going to get better from baking! I hope that helps for next time! Here are some other high altitude baking tips.
      ~jules

  3. I have a similar recipe that I made prior to needing GF. Mine calls for equal amounts of baking soda and baking powder …..1tsp each with four cups of flour. I was considering to use mine and just substitute with your flour. It does call for buttermilk and 4cups of flour. Thank you

  4. Not sure if it was mentioned or not but… Concerning the 3/4 regular milk with Apple Cider vinegar…. Is it 1 Tablespoon or 1 teaspoon?

    • Hi Jacquelynn, it’s 1 Tablespoon vinegar. That’s apart from the extra 2 Tablespoons of milk you add to the 3/4 cup — you do that whether or not you’re making your own “buttermilk.” Hope that clears it up!
      ~jules