Irish Soda Bread (Low Carb | Paleo | Gluten-Free)

Irish Soda Bread (Low Carb | Paleo | Gluten-Free)

This dairy-free, low carb, gluten-free, paleo, Irish soda bread is perfect for stews and soups. Plus, it’s super quick and easy to make!

Easy-Peasy Bread…

Irish Soda Bread is a ridiculously quick and easy to make. It’s a delicious, dense, bread, which requires no yeast in it to give it that lovely rise. That perfect rise in this bread is thanks to the chemical reaction between the baking soda and buttermilk. Buttermilk is made by combining lemon juice and milk (unsweetened almond milk) together.

This bread is great sweet or savory. If you are more of a savory person, slather some butter on a thick slice of this bread, and dip it into your favorite keto, comforting soup (I recommend this Cream of Broccoli Soup or Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup).

However, if you are in the sweet mood, this bread is SO good with a nice layer of butter and Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam on top!

Simple Ingredients…

You will need:

  • Almond Flour & Flaxseed Meal – The combination of almond flour and flaxseed meal, helps give the texture of “real” bread. I love using these ingredients together, as you can see in these Buttered Bread Rolls and Low Carb Bread Loaf recipes.
  • Eggs – Here I go again, stressing the importance of room temperature eggs. It really does make a difference when you’re baking. If you don’t have room temperature eggs, you can bring them up to room temperature in a matter of minutes! Simply place the cold eggs in a bowl of warm water, and let them sit for 3 minutes. Voilà!
  • Almond Milk – Always opt for unsweetened / no added sugar milk. I use almond milk all the time but feel free to use your favorite unsweetened nut milk.
  • Lemon Juice – Alternatively, you can substitute this for apple cider vinegar.
  • Baking Soda – This is used a leavening agent which gives the bread its wonderful rise.

That beautiful “X’ On Top…

It’s traditional to score an “X” on top of the loaf before baking, because people believed that it would bless the bread and help protect them and their families. But the other reason is, because it helps cook the middle of the bread and aid it in rising.

Serve & Store…


STORE – Store this loaf an air-tight container for 3 days (if it lasts that long – ours disappears in one sitting!)

Irish Soda Bread (Low Carb | Paleo | Gluten-Free)

This dairy-free, low carb, gluten-free, paleo, Irish soda bread is perfect for stews and soups. Plus, it's super quick and easy to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: bread, irish, keto, low carb, paleo, soda, yeast-free
Servings: 8
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Anna – everydayketorecipes


  • 1 1/2 cups / 145g almond flour
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten (room temperature)
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF / 180ºC and line a baking sheet with parchment (greaseproof) paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the almond flour, flaxseed meal, baking soda and salt together.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the almond milk, lemon juice and eggs together, until well combined and frothy.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and fold together, until just combined.
  • Form dough into a ball. About 6 inch (15cm) in diameter, and about 1-1/2 inch (2.5cm) high.
  • Score an "X" on top of the loaf with a knife, about 1/2-inch (1cm) deep.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  • Slice (and slather with butter), serve & ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts:
Servings:  8 (nutrition information per slice)
Calories:  152
Fat:  11.7g
Carbohydrate:  5.2g
Fiber:  2.8g
Net Carbs:  2.4g
Protein:  6.2g

Nutritional Disclaimer
Please note, I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional information for this recipe is provided for informational purposes only. I aim to provide the most accurate information possible, but I advise you calculate the nutritional information yourself using your favorite nutrition calculator.

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