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Modern Vegan Irish Soda Bread

This my modern vegan version of Traditional Irish Soda Bread.  It's the simplest bread recipe in the world, with myriad tasty variations. 

I love that you can use whole wheat flour for extra nutrition, or gluten-free flour for those with sensitivities.  This recipe is the perfect base for a bevy of additions and interpretations. 

It's really whatever you make it; so make it yours and make it yum!


Modern Vegan Irish Soda Bread

2 cups Flour of choice

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Sea Salt

1 cup Nut, Rice or Soy Milk


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl, stir.  Form a well in the center, add milk and mix.  Form dough ball with hands.  Traditional Irish Soda Bread calls for you to cut or score a cross into the top (for Jesus!)  Honor this tradition if it feels good to you!  :)

Place bread on greased baking sheet.  Bake 15 minutes.  Turn oven down to 400 degrees and bake another 15 minutes.  Knock on bottom of loaf, a hollow sound indicates it's done.

*For a mock-buttermilk taste, add a squeeze of lemon juice to the "milk."

*This is a super easy anyday bread that is a perfect base for mix-ins.  Add nuts, "cheese", mushrooms, caramelized onions, herbs or dried fruits to this basic recipe according to your tastes and preferences.  It is fun and creative, especially nice for kids to help with!


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  1. Carolyn
    Vote #2! I love bread!
  2. Kristin Barton
    Kristin Barton
    Awesome. Voted and pinned.
  3. Veganara
    Vote no 5. Mmmm, sounds wonderful! I love bread , sometimes bake my own, and I am half-Irish, so this definitely gets my vote! Btw, I cooked your recipe for Sage and Onion Stuffed Courgettes for dinner last night - awesome!
    1. BuddhasDelight
      awesome indeed, so glad it turned out well for you! yummy. thanks for the vote! :))
  4. Fifi Leigh
    Fifi Leigh
    sounds good. it would be nice to add garlic, olive oil and vegan butter.
    1. BuddhasDelight
      exactly! yum... i am making it today with rosemary and walnuts. savory and so good hot out of the oven with vegan butter. sometimes i make a plain loaf and just dip in an herbed olive oil. i love the blank canvas that this little loaf is! ;) thank you for your comment.
  5. Justnjoyable
    Mmm! Vote no. 8! Thank you! I am going to school right the tail things are pretty darn tight until I get to work.....I was glad to see your recipe....I have the ingredients for that!
    1. BuddhasDelight
      cool! yeah, it's super cheap and easy but you can make it seem elegant, i love to give loafs as gifts too. :) this morning i am making a rosemary walnut loaf with it... mmm!
      1. Justnjoyable
        Wow what a creative group!! :)
  6. Carolyn
    Congrats on making Top Posts!
  7. Veganara
    Yep,congrats BD! Not only does the bread you are making sound delicious with walnuts in it, but you will also be getting your omega-3s! (Walnuts are one of the best sources of them - I think you saw and voted for my article about that, didn't you? Thank you for that! I just bought some walnut oil today, which I am going to use for cooking, salads, etc. Mmmm!)
    1. BuddhasDelight
      yes, i love walnuts! i was always told since they look like little brains they are good for your brain! lol, not sure if true but i like it. i will double check i voted for your omega article! cheers, thanks veganara!
      1. Veganara
        Yes, I believe walnuts are good for your brain, but that's because of the omega-3s (essential for the healthy working of the nervous system) - it's just coincidental that they look like little brains! I like that idea as well though. I have just cooked with walnut oil, and it is absolutely delicious, even better than olive oil, so I think I may be using that more in future.
        1. BuddhasDelight
          yes, i just started using walnut oil and love it. i have an upcoming recipe using it, nice to have the info to know even more wonderful reasons to eat walnuts!
  8. BuddhasDelight
    helpful tip... sift the flour to make it cook up slightly lighter. also, when adding sweeter ingredients, like dried fruits, try using half the salt and see what you think. i prefer the bread less savory if i am making a cranberry pecan loaf, or cinnamon raisin for instance. :) endless ideas really!


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