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Make this Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day this year! It’s so fluffy and moist and perfect when you toast it up with some butter!

I’ve been obsessed with this gluten free Irish soda bread recipe and have been making it every St. Paddy’s day!

What is Irish soda bread?

Irish soda bread is a form of quick bread that using baking soda as the leveraging agent instead of traditional yeast. The lactic acid in the buttermilk mixed with the baking soda to make little bubbles that make the bread fluffy.

You can keep your soda bread plain, like I am today, or mix in some cinnamon and raisins for a sweet twist.

This is an overhead view of soda bread on a turquoise surface. Half of the bread is sliced toward the top of the image. One slice is toasted with melted butter on it. the other half of loaf is in tact to the bottom left of the image.

How to serve Irish soda bread:

Any way you want! I toast up my Irish soda bread and top it with butter or a sprinkle of cinnamon.

You can serve it alongside tomato soup or even make a grilled cheese or French toast with it!

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Ingredients for gluten free Irish soda bread:

  • blanched almond flour
  • tapioca flour
  • monk fruit sweetener (any sweetener works!)
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • sea salt
  • buttermilk

How to make gluten free Irish soda bread:

Affix the c-dough hook attachment to the mixer. Place the almond flour, tapioca flour, monk fruit sweetener, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt in the bowl of a standing mixer. Turn the mixer on and slowly pour the buttermilk into the bowl.

This is a side view of a ball of soda bread dough on a piece of brown parchment paper. The bread has a X in the center and is dusted with flour.

Once the dough comes together, transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use your hands to pat and smooth the dough into a ball. Sprinkle the ball with additional tapioca flour. Use a sharp knife to cut a small “x” into the top of the ball.

Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until it sounds hard when you knock on it.  Allow the bread to cool for about 30 minutes before you slice into it with a bread knife.

This is an overhead image of a slice of soda bread on a turquoise surface. The slice of bread is toasted and has melted butter on it.

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Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: bread
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Description

Make this Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day this year! It’s so fluffy and moist and perfect when you toast it up with some butter!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener (mine is a monkfruit/erythritol mix)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (1/2 tablespoons lemon juice or white vinegar + 1/2 cup whole milk), room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Affix the c-dough hook attachment to the mixer.
  3. Place the almond flour, tapioca flour, monk fruit sweetener, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt in the bowl of a standing mixer.
  4. Turn the mixer on and slowly pour the buttermilk into the bowl.
  5. Once the dough comes together, transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Use your hands to pat and smooth the dough into a ball.
  7. Sprinkle the ball with additional tapioca flour.
  8. Use a sharp knife to cut a small “x” into the top of the ball.
  9. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until it sounds hard when you knock on it.
  10. Allow the bread to cool for about 30 minutes before you slice into it with a bread knife.

Notes

  • If you’re making your own buttermilk, mix it together and allow it to sit out for about 30 minutes to thicken and come to room temperature.
  • nutritional info below is if you slice it into 8 slices
  • makes 8 – 10 slices

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: serves 8
  • Calories: 59
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 295mg
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.9g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg

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Enjoy!! xo