Bread that can be made in less than an hour this gluten free bread recipe is ideal for an easy carb option for soups and stews. I use my steam oven but it is delicious baked in a regular oven and especially good served warm. Soda Bread is naturally yeast free. This version uses eggs but these are optional – they just help to improve the texture when baking gluten free.

Gluten Free Soda Bread



Makes 1 20cm loaf / Serves 6-8

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes


What’s Good About It?

An ideal quick bread without the need for yeast. Adding gluten free oats increases the fibre content. You could use a combination of plain and wholemeal gluten free flour if wished.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients in a large bowl and add the oats.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate jug. Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture. Stir briefly then bring together to form a sticky dough.
  4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Tip the dough onto the tray to form a large round about 20cm in diameter.
  5. Scatter if wished with a few gluten free oats. Score the top into quarters.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes then reduce the temperature to 160 C and bake for a further 15-20 minutes until golden and firm when tapped underneath.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Did You Know?

Soda bread is best served on the day it is baked. However you can freeze it for up to 1 month. Reheat in the oven wrapped in foil before serving.


360g gluten-free plain flour, plus extra for dusting

75g gluten free oats

1tsp sea salt

1 heaped tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 eggs (or use additional 50ml buttermilk)

300ml of buttermilk (add 1/2 lemon to full fat milk or milk alternative and allow to sit for 5 minutes)