Vegan Irish Soda Bread


Irish soda bread is a type of quick bread that traditionally uses baking soda as a leavening agent instead of yeast. The recipe usually calls for buttermilk, however, this vegan version is completely dairy-free! How do we do it? By simply combining non-dairy milk with apple cider vinegar, which creates a clabbering effect – like buttermilk! Studded with raisins and caraway seeds, this loaf tastes great with butter and/or jam.

Homemade Vegan Irish Soda Bread with Caraway Seeds and Raisins on Wooden Cutting Board |

Homemade Vegan Irish Soda Bread with Caraway Seeds and Raisins on Wooden Cutting Board |
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Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 263 kcal



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or reusable silicone baking mat.
  2. In small mixing bowl or large measuring cup, combine soymilk and apple cider vinegar. The milk should clabber, or slightly curdle, making a vegan “buttermilk.” Set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl, add whole wheat pastry flour, spelt flour, coconut sugar, salt and baking soda. Whisk to combine. Using pastry cutter or fork, cut coconut oil into flour mixture until flour mixture is slightly coarse, with small crumbs of coconut oil throughout. Add raisins and caraway seeds and mix to combine.
  4. Form a small well in the middle of the flour mixture and add the vegan “buttermilk.” Use hands or rubber spatula to mix until a slightly sticky dough forms. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and gently knead an additional 15-20 seconds. Form dough into a circle, about 8- to 9-in in diameter, and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Score the top in an X shape.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes, or until bread is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with desired toppings, such as plant-based butter and/or jam.

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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Irish Soda Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 335mg14%
Potassium 226mg6%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 69IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.