Irish Soda Bread is an easy and delicious way to enjoy a gluten-free treat. This recipe is simple to make and requires only a few ingredients that you can find in your pantry. With this recipe, you can have a delicious Irish Soda Bread loaf in no time!

Bread can be a minefield if you are eating a gluten free diet. The amount of disappointing loaves I’ve tried over the years. Which is why if I have time I like to bake my own bread. Really pushed for time? Opt for a no yeast, traditional Irish soda bread recipe. I’ve adapted it to be gluten free and it’s the best quick and easy bread recipe I know.

Cooking with Kids?

This is a great recipe to make with children. Get them to help with the weighing and measuring. Kids love to help mixing up the bread too. Just ensure caution is taken when placing in and taking out of the oven.

Is it Vegan?

This recipe is suitable for people following a gluten free diet and vegetarians. The recipe could be adapted for a vegan diet, by substituting the milk for a dairy free alternative.

Do I need any specialist equipment?

No specialist equipment needed for this quick and easy recipe. Just a set of scales for accuracy when weighing out the ingredients.

Easy Irish Soda Bread (Gluten Free)

Easy Irish Soda Bread (Gluten Free)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 450g gluten free plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp xanthum gum (omit if your flour already has it)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 225ml milk (or dairy free alternative)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200c / gas mark 4. Brush baking tray with a little oil.
  2. Sift the flour, soda, xanthum gum and salt into a bowl and make a well in the center.
  3. Mix the oil and milk and add to the flour. Mix until combined to a soft dough.
  4. Turn out onto the baking tray and shape into a round. Flatten, and cut a deep cross.
  5. To finish either brush with milk for a shine or dust with a little extra flour.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes. Test it is baked all the way through by tapping the bottom and listening for a hollow sound.


Best eaten straight from the oven.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g

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