Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! We had been scratching our heads for a little while, thinking about what we should make to celebrate. Then it dawned on us—an easy to make and foolproof bread recipe! This vegan Irish soda bread is ready in under an hour and requires just 10 simple ingredients.
This was actually the first time that Chris and I made vegan Irish soda bread, and it was a huge success! Even my dad couldn’t get enough of it and belieeeeve me, he is quite a picky guy. When I get the seal of approval from my dad, I know that I have done something right.
Our favorite ways to serve this bread is toasted and slathered with strawberry jelly OR vegan butter. You can even do a swirl of the two to get real fancy with it. Happy baking everyone, we hope you love this loaf of Irish Soda Bread just as much as we do!
If you make this recipe, let us know what you think in the comments below! + If you post any photos on Instagram, make sure you tag us @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris so that we don’t miss it, we love seeing your photos!
An easy to make and foolproof recipe! This vegan Irish soda bread is ready in under an hour and requires just 10 simple ingredients.
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 1/2–4 cups bread flour
1 cup raisins
½ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
1 tablespoon caraway seeds (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the almond milk and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine and set aside for 10 minutes. The almond milk will curdle and this will form a vegan buttermilk.
In a large bowl, mix together 3 1/2 cups of bread flour, raisins, brown sugar, flaxseed meal, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and caraway seeds. Mix together until uniform then create a well in the middle.
Once the buttermilk is ready, whisk the melted butter into it, and then pour this wet mixture into the well of the dry mixture. Stir from the center outward, incorporating the flour as you go. If the dough is too wet, as flour as needed. We added in 1/2 cup more flour.
Knead the dough in the bowl until a nice smooth ball of dough forms. Place the dough ball onto your prepared baking sheet. We added additional raisins on top for aesthetic purposes, but this is not necessary.
Use a sharp knife to cut an X into the top of the bread dough to help with air ventilation. Place into the oven and bake for 40 – 45 minutes, or until golden.
Remove from the oven and allow it to cool before slicing.
We like to serve ours toasted with a smear of strawberry jam or vegan butter.
You can use all purpose flour instead of bread flour but keep in mind that it will alter the structure slightly! It will have less chew than the bread flour version but it will still work!
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:40 minutes
Category:Baked Goods, Bread
Keywords: Irish Soda, St. Patrick's, No Yeast, Bread, Oven, Vegan, Baked Goods
Hi, we’re Jasmine and Chris! We share fresh and fun recipes to show you that vegan cooking is easy, approachable and delicious. When we’re not blogging, you will probably find us enjoying live music, tending to our backyard garden or playing with our dogs Berry and Louie