This grain free and paleo Irish soda bread is crusty on the outside, while soft and delicious on the outside. It’s delicious slathered with ghee or butter!
The first time I tried an Irish soda bread was actually in Ireland 8 years with my then-boyfriend and now-husband. It was our first big trip together ever since we started dating and this was before I went completely gluten free.
I remember tasting the soda bread at a restaurant in Dublin without expecting much, but I was surprised by how much I like it. It was crusty, soft, slightly sweet, and amazing with a slather of butter.
Paleo Irish Soda Bread Recipe
With St. Patty’s Day quickly approaching, it made me think of that trip and decided to make this grain free and paleo Irish soda bread. At first bite, it took me right back to Dublin! With the crusty exterior and the soft inside, it is amazing and I’ve been enjoying it with some ghee or butter each day.
What is Irish Soda Bread?
Soda bread is a classic humble Irish quick bread made with the most basic ingredients: flour, baking soda, buttermilk and salt. The crust is hard and the inside is soft, and there are various version of it.
My paleo Irish soda bread has different components to make the recipe grain free and dairy free, and I added dried fruits for a touch of delicious sweetness. However, the texture and flavor is definitely authentic and if you are avoiding wheat, I think you’ll love this on St. Patrick’s Day or anytime you get a hankering for bread!
Storing This Paleo Irish Soda Bread
This bread is the best tasting fresh out of the oven because it dries out the longer it sits. However, if you do have leftovers, you can wrap it in plastic wrap and place in a resealable bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week, and reheat just before serving!
Paleo Irish Soda Bread
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt. Stir together.
- Stir in dried apricots and/or raisins and disperse evenly.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut milk, eggs, apple cider vinegar, and honey.
- Pour wet ingredients to dry and mix together until a dough forms.
- Shape the dough into a circle that’s 7 inches wide and place on the baking sheet.
- Use a knife to cut an X on top of the dough.
- Bake for 30-35 minute until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 30 minutes before slicing.
- Enjoy with ghee or butter!
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