Gluten Free Soda Bread

How to make gluten free soda bread with buttermilk

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Gluten free soda bread is super easy and quick to make. It is my go-to for whenever I want a fresh loaf of bread for dinner. See the section above for 5 flavour options that are absolutely delicious.


  • 3 cups gluten free flour (see notes)
  • 1 2/3 cups cultured buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum (optional)
  • Additional flavours (see section above for options)


  1. Combine buttermilk and flour in a glass bowl. I recommend letting the flour soak and hydrate for at least 15 minutes and up to 24 hours.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients into the fermented dough. Be sure to fully beat in the egg so that everything is well mixed.
  3. Form the loaf and bake at 400F (200C) for 30-40 min (until a toothpick comes out clean). Score the top of the loaf about halfway through the baking to prevent cracking in the crust.


  • Though this recipe calls for buttermilk, you could use milk kefir, sour cream or yogurt.
  • For this recipe either use 100% oat flour (for a traditional feel), a store-bought bread flour or follow my recipe for a homemade gluten free bread flour mix.
  • Since this is a gluten free loaf, it will need the support of a loaf pan to keep it’s shape.  If you want a more “free form” round appearance, use a round 6″ cake pan.
  • Slice and freeze the bread within the first 2 days to prevent it from going stale.  The frozen slices make delicious toast.

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