Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Irish Soda Bread


This month is all about luck! And what’s luckier than a delicious, gluten-free & dairy-free version of your favorite St. Patty’s Day treat? Because let’s be honest… this holiday just wouldn’t be the same without Irish Soda Bread! Fun fact- did you know that in Ireland they don’t put raisins in their soda bread? Apparently, they put raisins in their scones – not their soda bread. Well… our recipe uses currants or raisins.

Irish Soda Bread
Dry Ingredients:

-1 1/2 cups white rice flour
-1/2 cup tapioca flour
-1/2 cup white sugar
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:
-1 large egg
-1 cup buttermilk (if dairy-free use buttermilk substitute)

Optional Ingredients:
-3/4 cup currants or raisins

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Spray a 9 inch round cake pan
-Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
-Whisk together wet ingredients in small bowl.
-Add the wet ingredients to the dry bowl and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
-Stir in the currants, if using them.
-Pour mixture into the greased pan.
-Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
-Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
*Wrap bread in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and let stand overnight for the best flavor. (This tip is from site and is very useful!)


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Phyllis says:

    So Delicious no longer produces the Coconut Milk Kefir and I haven’t been successful in finding another ready to buy source. What can you substitute it with?


    1. lauragfmg says:

      Hi Phyllis! Thanks for your comment. We suggest using a buttermilk substitute, although that’s not ready to buy. We have a nice page of buttermilk substitutes linked in the blog post above.


  2. Becky Klein says:

    I was wondering, can I use a cup-for-cup GF flour instead of the rice & tapioca flour? I don’t have those two flours on hand, but do have GF all purpose flour.


    1. Laura Gruninger says:

      Hi Becky! We recommend trying an all-purpose flour that does not already contain xanthan gum as an ingredient. Please let us know how it turns out! Happy St. Patrick’s Day 🙂


  3. Janet Donnan says:

    Sounds good but this is not traditional soda bread. Call it a currant or raisin loaf maybe. Soda bread ingreadients are flour, salt, baking soda and buttermilk. I have yet to be able to produce gf version of the soda bread my mother used to make.


  4. Chris Bertucci says:

    I can’t have tapioca. What can I substitute and the amount, please.


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