Cooked Bread

This simple and sweet gluten free Irish Soda Bread is so easy to make, and places a small twist on a classic bread! It is easily adjustable and can be tweaked to meet even the pickiest of Irish Soda Bread eaters. This recipe is buttermilk free, because we almost never have buttermilk on hand!

Irish Soda Bread History

I love this bread because it is a quick bread, so it is yeast free! Yeast free bread worked better then yeast bread in Ireland, so soda bread became a staple. The baking soda provides the rising power.

Baking Soda

Traditionally baking soda reacts with buttermilk or another acid to create carbon dioxide, rising the dough. We do not use buttermilk, or milk at all in our recipe. You can add vinegar to any milk if you would like, but we didn’t miss it! Traditional Irish Soda Bread would use flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. We made some adjustments to this traditional recipe to create a sweet and moist soda bread with a moist texture. We cut a cross in the top of ours just like the

How to Store

Store this Irish Soda Bread wrapped in plastic or foil for 1-2 days. It is best eaten right from the over after it cools, or toasted! You may freeze it in an air tight container immediately after it cools for up to 3 months.

Let’s Bake!

Start by pouring your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.


The sugar makes this bread a little sweeter, and great with salty meals!


Add the wet!


Stir until just combined. Add in any raisins, cranberry raisins or caraway seeds to your liking.

Grease a 9 inch pan or cast iron skillet. Pour the batter into the center. It will be sticky but hold its shape.

Spread the dough with a spoon to fill the pan. Cut a cross in the to improve cooking and add some Catholic identity!


Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until a knife can be inserted into the middle of the bread and come out clean. While it makes make a St. Patrick’s Day craft with your children, or learn to draw a shamrock!

Cooked Bread


We love to eat this sweet Irish Soda Bread with sausage! It is great to soak up broth, or smear some salted butter on! Yum! Since our children do not like the add ins we make 2 loaves!

Simple and Sweet Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread

This Irish Soda bread is simple, slightly sweet and tastes AMAZING with some sausage!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes


  • 1 Mixing spoon You can use a stand mixer, but not needed!
  • 1 Mixing Bowl Again, stand mixer is fine, but do not over mix!
  • 1 Measuring cup
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 9 inch baking pan Round or square


  • 3 cups Gluten Free Flour Blend We use Bobs Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (This flavor is strong, add more or less to your liking!)
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Raisins Cranberry Raisins, Golden, or Currants also work!
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ tsp Vailla Extract
  • ½ cup sugar We use organic cane sugar from zulka
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  • Use a large spoon to stir together.
  • Add in the wet ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
  • Pour in your raisins!
  • Grease a 9 inch pan, round or square.
  • Pour the dough into the pan and spread with spoon. It should hold its shape and be slightly sticky.
  • Cut a cross in the dough
  • Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes or until a knife can be poked through the center and come out clean.


This Irish Soda Bread is sweet and moist. To create a more traditional flavor leave out the vanilla and cinnamon and you may add 1-2 tablespoons caraway seeds.

Will you be enjoying Irish Soda Bread this St. Patrick’s Day?

Let us know in the comments below!

Stella Maris, Ora Pro Nobis!

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