This gluten free Irish soda bread is a healthy snack or breakfast for St. Patrick’s Day. Nobody will miss the wheat in this delicious bread!
Irish soda bread is a delicious tradition in many families. All four of my grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland, so I’ve had my share of soda bread over the years.
There’s the dry, savory version full of caraway seeds, and then there’s the slightly sweet variety dotted with raisins or nuts. I’m partial to the sweeter version, so that’s how I make mine.
My family loves this light, gluten free Irish soda bread fresh out of the oven. The flavor and texture aren’t far off from whole wheat Irish soda bread, so this is a great version to serve to a mixed-diet group. The gluten-free people will appreciate this delicious bread, and the gluten eaters won’t miss the wheat.
As with most homemade bread, this tastes best the day it’s made. If it doesn’t get gobbled up right away, you can store it in an airtight container for a couple days. It makes great toast after it starts to get stale. Top it with butter or jam for a delicious snack.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Place the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large food processor (9 cup or larger capacity) with the dough blade. Mix briefly. Chop the coconut oil into small pieces and add it to the flour mixture. Process until the mixture has a crumb-like texture. Scrape down the sides a few times between pulses.
- In a large bowl, combine the coconut milk, eggs, and maple syrup. Add this to the food processor and process until the dough starts to come together. It should be sticky, but you should be able to handle it. Add a few more tablespoons of flour if it’s too sticky to handle.
- Place the dough in the large bowl and add the raisins. Mix the raisins into the dough with your hands.
- Form the dough into a loose ball and press down slightly. Place it in a large cast iron skillet. Use a sharp knife to score the dough, placing an "x" across the top (about ½ inch deep).
- Bake the loaf for 45 minutes, or until nicely browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread Price Breakdown
This recipe costs $4.21 to make, or $.35 per slice. Try this gluten free Irish soda bread for a healthy, delicious snack for St. Patrick’s Day.