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Everything a delicious soda bread should be, only this one is gluten-free and vegan! Use whatever combination of seeds you like. You can experiment with different flours or use a 1-to-1 gluten-free baking flour. Add raisins for a little bit of sweetness.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread


  • 2 cups 1-to-1 gluten-free baking flour I used Bob's Red Mill
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • flax seeds
  • sesame seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and butter it. Sprinkle some of the flax and sesame seeds on the bottom of the pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  • Make a well in the middle and pour in the buttermilk.
  • Stir just long enough to form a dough, then turn out onto a clean and floured countertop (or pastry board)and pat into a loaf, and put into the prepared pan.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut a 1/4-inch-deep lengthwise slash down the middle of the loaf leaving a 1-inch margin at either end.
  • Brush with more buttermilk and sprinkle with flax and sesame seeds (or whatever seeds you're using).
  • Bake at 400 for 45-50 minutes, or until the top and bottom of the bread both sound hollow when tapped.
  • Cool on a rack for about 15 minutes before slicing.