Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread

🍀 The Easiest Irish Soda Bread Recipe for St. Patrick's Day! 🍀

Hey there, lovely friends! With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, it's time to celebrate with some traditional Irish fare. And what better way to honor the occasion than by baking your very own Irish Soda Bread? This simple yet delicious bread requires no yeast, no waiting for dough to rise, and minimal prep time. In fact, from start to finish, you can have a warm, freshly baked loaf in just about an hour – with only 30 minutes of actual hands-on work. So, let's dive into this foolproof recipe and get ready to savor the taste of Ireland!

Preparation Time: Before we jump into the kitchen, let's quickly go over the prep time. You'll need about 20 minutes to gather your ingredients and get everything ready. Once that's done, it's smooth sailing from there. 10 minutes to prepare the bread and +- 30/35 to bake the bread.

🎥 Video Announcement: We're excited to share a video tutorial of this recipe to make it even easier for you! However, I must apologize for the sound quality. It was the first time that @uglynoodle and I did a class together, and the sound is not great. We promise it will get better for the next video!


  • 100g rice flour
  • 100g teff flour
  • 60g tapioca flour
  • 30g dried milk powder
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp xanthan or guar gum
  • 1 medium egg (approximately 60g)
  • 220 ml buttermilk
  • Dried fruits (optional)
  • Extra gluten-free flour to dust the countertop

Making the Bread:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (everything except the egg and buttermilk) and mix until well blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture and the butter milk. Mix it with your hands until you have a lightly sticky dough.
  5. Transfer the dough onto a countertop dusted with gluten-free flour. Don't work on the dough too much, we want to place it inside the oven as fast as we can.
  6. Shape the dough into a ball or place it in a bread pan. If desired, add dried fruits for extra flavor.
  7. Score the dough with a cross on top if you've made a ball, or a straight line down the middle if using a bread pan.
  8. Bake at 425°F (220°C) for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 330°F (165°C) and continue baking for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Additional Tips:

  • Feel free to customize your soda bread by adding dried fruits such as raisins or currants for a sweeter touch.
  • If you're new to gluten-free baking, don't worry! Follow these steps and you will have a delicious bread. If you have any questions, do not hesitate ask!
  • Don't stress about achieving the perfect shape – rustic loaves are part of the charm of homemade soda bread.
  • Serve slices of warm soda bread with butter or your favorite jam for a delightful St. Patrick's Day treat.


Conclusion: And there you have it – the easiest Irish Soda Bread recipe to grace your St. Patrick's Day table. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal effort, you can enjoy the hearty flavor and comforting aroma of freshly baked bread. So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and let's celebrate the luck of the Irish with this timeless classic. Happy baking, and Sláinte!