As a Jew, making Irish Soda Bread would not be something that comes naturally to me. However, over the years, I've received many requests for a Low-Carb Irish Soda Bread recipe.
Given that I'm not Irish, I had to do some research to figure out what Irish Soda Bread is. According to Wikipedia:
“Soda bread is a variety of quick bread in which bread soda (otherwise known as baking soda) is used as a raising agent rather than yeast. The ingredients of traditional soda bread are flour, bread soda, salt, and buttermilk. Other ingredients can be added such as raisins, egg or various forms of nuts.”
Irish Soda Bread typically contains buttermilk. The acid in the buttermilk reacts with the baking soda to create a chemical reaction which makes this bread rise. In order to make a dairy-free Irish Soda Bread I used apple cider vinegar rather than buttermilk.
Here you have my extraordinarily healthy, almost Keto Irish Soda Bread recipe, made with almond flour. Leave out the raisins (which eliminates around 5g of carbs per serving) and it will be close to a 1:1 ketogenic bread. For an awesome bread recipe without any sweetener, try Blueberry Lemon Keto Bread or my Keto Bread which is perfect for sandwiches.
To store this gluten-free bread, wrap in a paper towel, seal in a plastic bag, and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
Here are some of my other easy low-carb paleo bread recipes:
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this recipe in March 2011 and that makes me feel very old!