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A loaf of vegan Irish soda bread with two slices just cut from the loaf.

Vegan Irish Soda Bread

This vegan Irish soda bread is made with simple ingredients for an authentic style brown table bread.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Keyword dairy free Irish soda bread, vegan Irish soda bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 163 kcal
Author Dairy Free for Baby


  • 1 ½ tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 ¾ cup plain oat milk (see instructions)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for shaping the dough)
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the vinegar to a measuring cup. Fill the rest of the measuring cup up to the 1 ¾ cup mark with oat milk. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, white flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir well.
  4. Add the oat milk mixture, stirring and forming a dough until just combined.
  5. Sprinkle a little flour over the top of the dough in the bowl, then flip the dough and sprinkle a little more flour on that side. The goal is to get just enough flour on the dough so that you can work it into round shape - somewhere between a disc and a boule (slightly rounded ball). Do not knead the dough; handle as little as possible. You want it to be round with a slightly domed top.

  6. Place the dough on the parchment-lined baking sheet. With a sharp knife, score the center of the dough with an X about ½-inch thick.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees F for about 35-40 minutes, or until the bread is cooked through. When cooked through, it should have a hollow sound when tapped on the bottom, and a toothpick will pull out clean from the center.

  8. Let cool on a cooling rack for at least 15-20 minutes, then slice and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • Spoon and level the flour for the best results.
  • This recipe makes one loaf, which yields around 10-12 slices. For the nutrition analysis, we assume 12 slices.


Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving): 163 calories, 1 g fat, 370 mg sodium, 33.5 g carbohydrate, 3.5 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 5.5 g protein, Vitamin D: 2%, Calcium: 4%, Iron: 11%, Potassium: 2%