Vegan Irish Soda Bread

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and I had a craving for some warm Irish soda bread.

I’m not Irish, but in addition to making up my own holidays, I also steal holidays from others. Mwa ha ha ha ha ha!!!

In my defense, Chris is Irish and I think my dog, Skyla, might be Irish too because she likes to eat potatoes.

Anyhoo, here’s the easy peasy recipe. It was incredibly good, especially slathered with vegan butter. Hey, I didn’t say it was healthy.

Vegan Irish Soda Bread


  • 1 cup nondairy milk (I used soy milk)
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • 2 T sugar
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Add the vinegar to the nondairy milk and set aside to curdle.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients (including the raisins) together in a large bowl.
  • When the oven is ready, add the wet to the dry and mix until it just comes together into a dough.
  • Spread the dough into a loaf pan. You could also form the dough into a ball and put it on a cookie sheet if you don’t care about having uniform pieces.
  • Bake for approximately 40 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean, and it should sound hollow when you tap it.
  • Set it on a rack to cool.



Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

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  1. Tinfoil Tiaras on March 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    As someone who is 50% Irish (that counts right?) I give you full permission to steal our holiday, especially if it means providing us with the recipe to this yummy bread! 🙂

  2. xvavaveganx on March 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Yum that sounds good! I’m a big fan of stealing holidays 🙂 I’m not Irish but I love everything about Ireland, it is my favorite place I’ve ever visited. Therefore I will definitely celebrate it!

    This bread looks awesome. I wonder if it would work with gf flour. My plan for St. Patrick’s day is to eat all green meals 🙂 It’ll be fun and festive!

    • Sage on March 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      I would love to go to Ireland! What was the best thing you experienced during your trip?

      I’m sure you could try gluten-free flour. I change up recipes to suit my preferences all the time. Eating green meals all day sounds like fun!

      • xvavaveganx on March 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm

        I backpacked through Europe for 3 weeks (talk about saving for a trip, I saved every penny I earned working in high school and used it for this trip!) so I only spent a few days there. I was in Dublin the whole time and by far the best thing about the trip was the people. The people in Ireland are by far the sweetest, friendliest people I’ve ever met in my life. They all just wanted to make sure you were enjoying yourself and having fun. There were lots of cute markets with one of a kind things and of course the sounds of the bagpipes in the distance were a welcome sound for me 🙂

        We took a train up to Belfast in Northern Ireland to catch the ferry to Scotland and the landscape was so green and lush and beautiful. I’d love to go back to experience more of it!

  3. Molly on March 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Yum! It’s fun to do special things for holidays. I always used to and got out of that habit, which I’d like to get into again.

    Mike has a little Irish in him but I have absolutely none.

    • Sage on March 15, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      I think we’re all a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. 🙂

      Do you celebrate the first day of Spring?

      • Molly on March 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm

        Not in any specific way, but it’s definitely a day we celebrate in whatever way we can that day! 🙂