slice of gluten free irish soda bread on a white counter

Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread

Slices of this gluten free Irish soda bead will disappear faster than you can say "it's ready!" With just a hint of sweet from the raisins, this traditional loaf will become a go-to recipe anytime you need an easy but memorable loaf of bread.
Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free bread recipes, gluten free recipes, irish soda bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 287kcal
Author Christine


  • 1/4 cup potato flour
  • 1/3 cup light buckwheat flour
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup sweet rice flour plus some for dusting the baking sheet
  • 3/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 2 Tbsp. flax seed
  • 80 grams rolled oats about 1 cup
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • Butter for greasing


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease the baking sheet with butter and dust lightly with sweet rice flour.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the potato flour, buckwheat flour, almond flour, sweet rice flour and sorghum flour. Add in the raisins and mix them in with the flours.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flaxseed, oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add it to the flours and mix well.
  • Add the buttermilk to this dry mixture and mix until the dough is moist and fully mixed. 
  • Scrape the dough onto the baking sheet and shape it until it is round and about 3 inches thick. With a knife, cut a deep cross into the top of the bread. Whisk together the egg and the water and brush it evenly on the top of the bread.
  • Bake the bread for 50-60 minutes, until the crust is a dark brown and you hear a hollow thump when you tap it.


  • The bread dough will look more like thick batter than bread dough
  • Use a rubber spatula to pat the dough into a 10 inch circle
  • Cool the bread on the pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 647mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 0.8% | Calcium: 11.6% | Iron: 10.5%