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vegan soda bread loaf on wood serving tray with two slices
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Vegan Soda Bread

This traditional Irish vegan soda bread is just in time for your St. Patrick's Day celebration! This quick bread uses baking soda and vegan buttermilk to create a crusty outside, and warm and fluffy inside!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 12
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Alison Corey



  • 4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Prepare baking dish. You can use a cast iron skillet (traditional), a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, a cake pan (9 inch). Line your pan of choice with parchment paper.
  • Combine 2 cups of soy milk with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Whisk together. Set to the side, and allow to sit for 10 minutes until milk curdles and turns to buttermilk.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the white whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, and coconut sugar. Add the raisins to the dry ingredients. Stir together to combine evenly.
  • Pour the buttermilk into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Gently fold the ingredients together until combined. Dough will be crumbly.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Lightly flour your hands and work the dough into a ball. Knead the dough for about 30 seconds or until the flour is fully worked into the dough.
  • Transfer the ball of a dough to your baking pan of choice. Score an X on the top of the ball using a sharp knife.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time at about 22 minutes, place an aluminum foil tent on top to avoid the top from burning. Allow bread to cool for 10 minutes in the baking pan. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.



  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Tastes delicious with preserves.
  • The bread will last at room temperature for 2-3 days, or up to 7 days if kept in the refrigerator.
  • If storing at room temperature, place in a paper bag, and seal.
  • If storing in the refrigerator, place in a zip-top bag, with all air pushed out.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg