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Vegan Irish Soda Bread sliced on a cutting board

Easy Vegan Irish Soda Bread

This easy quick bread is yeast-free and only 5 ingredients! It's also healthy, made with whole wheat flour, no added sugar, and has 7 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per slice! Enjoy this hearty vegan bread recipe all year round!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 167kcal
Author Rachel


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  • 1 ¾ cups unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together milk and apple cider vinegar to create the buttermilk. Set aside for 10 minutes to thicken.
  • Meanwhile, in large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
  • Make a well in the center and pour the vegan buttermilk in when ready.
  • Stir the dough with a spatula or large spoon at first until it comes together, then use your hands to knead the dough, adding more flour if needed to form a ball. Don't knead for more than a couple minutes. Dough will be sticky, to prevent it from sticking to your hands, wet your hands first.
  • Place the dough ball on the prepared tray and flatten with palm of hand. Using a bread knife, cut a cross (about 1cm deep) on top of the bread and sprinkle/pat some extra flour on top of the bread if desired.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until the outside becomes golden. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing.


Allow bread to cool completely before storing. Store in an airtight container on the counter for a few days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. Toasting the slices helps to bring them back to life before serving.
This bread is typically served as thick slices much thicker than typical sandwich bread slices.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg