Two round loaves of gluten free irish soda bread on a baking stone

Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread

Simple gluten free Irish soda bread containing just flour, salt, sugar, baking soda, and buttermilk. Inspired by traditional soda bread recipes.

Course Bread
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 260 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 4 1/4 cups gluten free flour I used Bob's Red Mill 1-to1 Baking Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk plus more if needed


  1. If you have a baking stone, place it in the oven on the middle rack.  Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  2. Combine the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.  Whisk until thoroughly combined.

  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.  Pour in the buttermilk, then mix lightly with a fork until the dough comes together.  It will be a little powdery, but if it doesn't stick together, drizzle 1 more tablespoon of buttermilk at a time over the dough until it comes together while mixing.  Behavior of the dough will vary depending on what type of flour you're using.

  4. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead gently for 20 seconds.  Form the dough into one even ball, then use a very sharp chef's knife to cut into 2 equal halves.

  5. Gently shape each piece into a round ball and flatten slightly.  Each loaf should be evenly round with a domed top.  Use your knife to slash a cross into the top of each loaf.  Sprinkle a bit of flour over the top of each loaf for a decorative touch.

  6. Place the loaves on a piece of parchment on a baking sheet, or place them on your preheated baking stone (parchment optional).  Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the tops of the loaves are golden brown.  Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 574mg25%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.