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Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish bread perfect for any gluten-free St. Paddy’s day dinner.

3.65 from 28 votes
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Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Irish
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Gluten-free nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • cups buttermilk or dairy-free buttermilk substitute


  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Generously spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar. Mix on low until fully combined.
  • Combine the eggs and buttermilk. Add to the flour mixture and mix until it comes together and forms a stiff dough. Transfer to the prepared pan. With a sharp knife, cut a cross about ½-inch deep into the top of the dough. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until browned and the bread sounds hollow when tapped.  Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Cool for at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.


Traditionally, soda bread is baked in a round pan. I bake mine in a loaf pan so that uniform slices can be cut.


Nutrition Facts
Irish Soda Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 712mg30%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Jessica
    March 16, 2019

    What’s a dairy free buttermilk substitute? And can you add currants or raisin to this?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      March 18, 2019

      Hi Jessica,

      To make a dairy-free buttermilk substitute, you can add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to every 1 cup of plain dairy-free milk or yogurt and let it sit for 5 minutes to “sour” before using. And yes, currants or raisins should work just fine in this. Enjoy!


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