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Irish soda bread

Irish Soda Bread

Fast, easy and oh-so-delicious, this soda bread is a winner. Serve with corned beef for a traditional Irish meal, or alongside a salad for a lighter option.

Course Bread, Snack
Cuisine Irish
Keyword bread, Irish, soda bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author The Cowgirl Granola got this recipe from Elana's Pantry


  • 2 3/4 cups blanched almond flour not almond meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup raisins or chopped apricots
  • 2 large pastured eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds for garnish before baking


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and dried fruit.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, honey and apple cider vinegar.

    Wet and dry ingredients irish soda bread
  5. Mix wet ingredients into dry and stir to combine thoroughly.

    Irish soda bread batter
  6. Scape the dough onto the center of the parchment paper-lined baking sheet and form into a flat circle, about 8" across and 1 1/2" high.

    Irish soda bread pre-baked
  7. Using a serrated knife, score the top of the dough 1/2" deep in the shape of a cross.

  8. Sprinkle the top with caraway seeds.

    Irish soda bread with caraway seeds
  9. Place in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Then turn off the oven and leave the pan in for another 10 minutes.

  10. Remove from the oven and cool for 1 hour.

  11. Slice with a serrated knife and serve with butter.

    Irish soda bread sliced
  12. Store any leftover bread in a ziploc bag at room temperature for up to two days.