Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread


Making bread can get complicated, which is exactly why we loaf this super easy soda bread. Baked on a cookie sheet instead of in a loaf pan, it comes together more like a pastry than a traditional bread. In place of yeast, soda bread gets its dense yet soft texture from buttermilk and cold butter. The gluten-free flour and quick bake time makes it perfect for holidays, gatherings or for satisfying last-minute cravings. Try it warm with butter and jam for a sweet Irish escape.
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Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 256.9 kcal
Author Namaste Foods



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or spray baking sheet.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut butter into mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in raisins.
  3. In small bowl, beat eggs slightly; reserve 1 tablespoon. Stir buttermilk into egg mixture.
  4. Stir eggs into flour until just moist and dough is sticky.
  5. On well-floured surface, knead dough 10 strokes to mix thoroughly. Shape into 8” to 9” round circle; place on prepared baking sheet.
  6. In top, center of dough, cut an “X” 4 inches across and a ¼” deep. Brush reserved egg on top.
  7. Bake 70 to 80 minutes. Cool on rack 10 minutes. Remove from baking sheet; cool completely on rack.

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Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256.9 Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.74g10%
Saturated Fat 4.03g20%
Cholesterol 43.43mg14%
Sodium 440.81mg18%
Potassium 73.46mg2%
Carbohydrates 45.56g15%
Fiber 0.41g2%
Sugar 3.51g4%
Protein 3.45g7%
Vitamin A 231.03IU5%
Vitamin C 0.33mg0%
Calcium 77.74mg8%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.