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Gluten Free Irish American Soda Bread

  • Author: Teri Delany
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


Equipment: Digital Scale (preferred), 9×5″ Loaf Pan, Mixing Bowl, Whisk, Measuring Spoons & Cups, Rubber Spatula, Cooling Rack

Substitutions: Do you need to swap out an ingredient? Click here.

Before You Dive In – Prep:

  • Bring egg to room temperature (preferred)
  • Melt and cool the butter
  • Move oven rack to center
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 C)
  • Grease or apply non-stick spray to a 9×5″ bread loaf pan (click the link for our non-stick baking Goop recipe)

Choose Gluten Free, Non-GMO & Organic Ingredients.




  • 360g (12.7 oz) Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend (3 1/3 C)
  • 1 T Baking Powder (14g)
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda (1g)
  • 3/4 tsp Extra Fine Pink Himalayan Salt (4.5g)

Optional Add-In

  • Raisins, Dried Fruit (about 1 C) – we prefer currents and 1 C = 128g or 4.5 oz
  • Caraway Seeds (1 T)


  • 1 Large Pasture Raised Egg (50g)
  • 414 ml (14 oz) Buttermilk – we use whole milk (1 3/4 C)
  • 57g (2 oz) Salted Butter, melted & cooled (1/2 stick or 4 T)


  • 1 T Milk (15 ml)
  • 1 T Coarse or Raw Sugar (14g)


Please read the prep note above before you begin, thank you!

Step 1: In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients including the add-ins if using.

Step 2: Add the egg to the milk and whisk together.

Step 3: Pour the egg/milk mix into the dry mix and stir gently with a sturdy spoon until well mixed.

Step 4: Add the melted and cooled butter to the batter and stir until combined.

Step 5: Spoon the batter into a prepared loaf pan. Dampen a spatula with water and shape the batter into a loaf. Repeatedly dip the spatula into water and shape around the entire loaf. Smooth out the top.

Step 6: Brush the milk onto the shaped loaf. Sprinkle the top with sugar and place in a 375 F/190 C preheated oven to bake.

Step 7: Bake the loaf for approximately 60 minutes. Check for doneness after 50 minutes. If the top appears too brown, tent with foil. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean.

Step 8: Remove loaf from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Turn the loaf out onto a cooling rack and cool completely before slicing. Store in cling wrap or a sealed container for up to 2 days. Freeze for up to a month.



Buttermilk Substitution: If you do not have buttermilk, you can substitute this ingredient by mixing together 3/4 C (170g or 6 oz) of plain yogurt to 1 C (237 ml or 8 oz) milk.

The nutrition information provided below is for the recipe as written using organic currents. One loaf yields about 12 slices weighing approximately 75g (2.5 oz) each.

  • Cuisine: Irish


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 310mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg

Keywords: gluten free irish soda bread american