I realize this post is a little late for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, but really—isn’t Irish soda bread good any day? As I was working on the recipe, I wondered why I don’t enjoy it more than once a year. Probably because up until this point, I was relying on my local bakeries, and sadly, they don’t carry Irish soda bread for more than a week or two in March.
It took me a few tries, adjusting the types of flour and ratios, keeping the added oils low without compromising the texture. But I finally created a recipe that’s not only vegan, but also gluten free and totally delicious. Definitely not something I’d be likely to find at any bakery in town.
I think this means year-round Irish soda bread is in order.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to those of you celebrating! In Boston, that would be everyone, Irish or not.
Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread
Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Total Time: 45 mins
A non-traditional take on traditional Irish Soda Bread. Gluten-free, vegan, low in fat, and without processed sugar, but with the same great flavor and texture as the original.
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