Clean Eating Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Clean Eating Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Yield 1 loaf
Calories 1447 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Put the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and mix well with a whisk.

  3. Make a "well" in the middle of the flour.

  4. Pour your buttermilk into the well.

  5. Combine slightly with a wooden spoon until it get's too thick to continue mixing with the spoon.

  6. Then you've got to get in there with your hands. Go ahead... kneading dough is the fun part of making bread!

  7. Knead until you have a nice firm dough. If your dough is very dry and doesn't form a nice ball, add a little extra buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time. Knead well before adding your next tbsp. to be sure you don't overdo it.

  8. Form your dough into a round disk that is approximately 1 1/2 inches in thickness. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet or pizza pan.

  9. Score your bread with a sharp knife. I cut mine a little deep which is why the bread separated as much as it did in the top photo. But no matter how deep you do or don't cut it, it will bake well. The idea is to cut it so that you can easily break it into quarters when it's done.

  10. Bake it in the oven at 450 F. for 15 minute, then reduce the heat to 400 degrees F. and continue baking for 25-30 minutes. If your bread starts to look to brown, loosely place a piece of aluminum foil over the top of it.

  11. Once it's cooled, store it in a plastic bag. But ya... um... it just didn't last long enough around here for me to store it. In fact, I cut into it immediately and burned my finger. But man... was that burn worth it!

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. This data is for the entire loaf. Simply divide the data by the number of slices you get from your loaf for a per-slice count.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 entire loaf)
Calories 1447 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 2688mg117%
Potassium 1792mg51%
Carbohydrates 276g92%
Fiber 38g158%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 59g118%
Vitamin A 595IU12%
Calcium 536mg54%
Iron 13mg72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.