As a Jew, Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread recipes aren’t part of my culinary heritage, but then again, neither is pizza.
Still, I’m always up to the challenge of creating healthy low-carb recipes, whatever their provenance.
Since there is such demand, I had to create the best recipe for Irish soda bread around. In fact, one of my readers from Ireland gave this low-carb Irish Soda Bread recipe ten stars.
So, first off –what is Irish Soda Bread? According to Wikipedia:
Soda bread is a variety of quick bread in which bread soda (baking soda) is used as a raising agent rather than yeast…Other ingredients can be added such as raisins, egg or various forms of nuts.
Next, I had to learn the history of Irish soda bread, and its connection to St Patrick’s Day, or St. Paddy’s Day as it is often called.
The history of Irish Soda Bread begins in the 1830s, when baking soda was first introduced to Ireland.
Irish Soda Bread as we know it here in America, is essentially a quick bread made with inexpensive baking soda, instead of the more costly yeast.
As mentioned above, you can make Irish Soda Bread with raisins, that’s how I make mine.
When it comes to add-ins there are numerous different ingredients you can use. Try walnuts, cranberries, and the like. Pro tip? When it comes to the dough stick to the exact ingredients in the recipe.
I just made a couple batches of this easy almond flour bread recipe for friends and neighbors. This reminded me how important it is to let the bread cool for the full hour listed. The perfect crumb forms as the bread cools.
This is a healthy recipe for bread made with almond flour, which is how I make my Irish Soda Bread gluten-free. Leave out the raisins (this removes 5g of carbs per serving) and it will be close to a 1:1 keto bread.
If you want to make a Keto Irish Soda Bread you can experiment with using zero-carb sweeteners. I haven’t tried that, so if you do, please let me know if it works.
You typically find Irish Soda Bread with buttermilk. Why is this? The acid in the buttermilk reacts with the baking soda to create a chemical reaction that makes the bread rise.
In order to make a dairy-free Irish Soda Bread I used apple cider vinegar rather than buttermilk, resulting in this recipe for Irish soda bread without buttermilk.
To store this gluten-free bread, cool on the counter overnight, wrap in a paper towel, seal in a plastic bag, and refrigerate for up to one week.
If you’re looking for food for St. Patrick’s Day, I serve this classic St. Patrick’s Day Soda Bread along with my Green Eggs recipe.
My low-carb Keto Mint Chip Smoothie is another healthy St. Patrick’s Day recipe that you’ll love!
Here are some of my other easy low-carb gluten-free bread recipes. Did you know that every recipe on my site is Gluten-Free? And all the recipes in my three cookbooks are too!
My Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread recipe is a cinch to make and absolutely delicious. Made with high-protein almond flour, my lusciously moist, gluten-free, dairy-free pumpkin bread came about by popular demand.
When you make this pumpkin bread recipe, you’ll be blown away by the gorgeous autumnal smell of magical spices and fresh pumpkin bread wafting through your home.
This Gluten-Free Banana Bread recipe is one of my favorites, and it’s one of yours too! Did you know this banana bread recipe is one of the most popular recipes on my website?
I knew when I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1998 that I’d need to create a gluten-free banana bread recipe for my family.
My Paleo Bread is just a bit lighter and fluffier than my other breads and has a nice nutty flavor from the flax meal.
It also has an amazing sweet buttery taste from its almond flour base and is another one of my popular and versatile low-carb bread recipes.
I’m taking requests. If you did not see your favorite bread recipe here, leave a comment and let me know what you’re looking for!
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first shared this Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread recipe in March 2011.