This Irish Soda Bread (AIP/Paleo) is easy to make, and coconut free! Also free of gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, seeds, eggs, nightshades, legumes or processed sugar.Jump to Recipe
It is the month of March, and therefore the month of all things Irish! 😀Yours truly has the Irish blood running through her veins, so you know I had to make something to celebrate.
Enter Irish Soda Bread. Traditionally, this type of bread is made with buttermilk, which is a no-go for AIP and Paleo diets. And the AIP/Paleo versions I could find out there have coconut in them.
I have a sneaking suspicion that I am sensitive to coconut, like many of you. I was determined to come up with Irish Soda Bread free of coconut. Whoa. It’s a lot harder than you would think. Nevertheless, I have something for us!
Two texture options
After many, many attempts at this, I discovered that the smallest things can make a difference in AIP baking. Of course, we already know that the ingredients are fickle. But did you know that the difference of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda can be the thing that changes your bread texture?
I will leave it to you to decide which texture you desire:
- *If you use 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda, the bread will spread out, and flatten a bit, but it will be dense enough the next day to cut off a slice and put in the toaster.
- If you use 2 teaspoons of baking soda, the bread will rise a little more, it will crumble more, and have kind of a cake-y texture, more like a biscuit (shown right).
Personally, I prefer the denser version. It may not rise as much as the other, but it worked a little better for me. Because toast.
🍀 Happy all-things-Irish month! 🍀 As always, I am wishing you love and healing.
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