Grain Free Irish Soda Bread – gluten, grain, dairy and sugar free
March means more rain, spring flowers and St. Patty’s Day. I’m not a big fan of most St. Patty’s Day foods but I do love Irish Soda bread. Making this bread with alternative flours isn’t hard at all and it won’t ruin your clean eating plan.
The history of Irish soda bread comes from a time when Ireland’s poor would make a bread with what they had on hand – wheat, sour milk and baking soda. Leading up to St. Patty’s Day the Irish would make tons of this bread and it became a tradition to serve it among Sheppard’s Pie, potatoes and green beer. The tradition has since spread to other parts of the world and people make this bread to celebrate their own St. Patty’s Day even here in the US.
This recipe includes almond and coconut flours so that it’s grain free and gluten free. By using these flours verses just a gluten free flour, we add more fiber, protein and less carbs to the recipe making it a clean choice for your Lifestyle Diet Plan. I use a natural unsweetened nut milk (I used almond but you can use cashew or even coconut milk) so that the recipe is dairy free. Nothing is lost when I add a dash of stevia and skip the sugar. Last, the dried tart cherries add an interesting taste and twist to traditional Irish Soda Bread but you can switch these out for raisins if you prefer.
Simple to make, enjoy this one with the family for this holiday or any day of the year as part of your clean eating plan.
Grain Free Irish Soda Bread
1 1/2 cups almond flour
2 T coconut flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. Himalayan Sea Salt
1/4 tsp. NOW organic stevia
2 large eggs
1/8 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 T apple cider vinegar
1/8 cup dried tart cherries
1. Preheat oven to 350. Take and 8 inch cake pan and grease the bottom with coconut oil and set aside.
2. In medium bowl add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and stevia. Mix well making sure to eliminate any lumps.
3. In another medium size bowl add eggs, almond milk, and vinegar and whisk to combine.
4. Add wet ingredients and dried cherries to dry mixture and combine until smooth.
5. Place dough in center of pan, making it into a circle shape. Cut a cross with a knife through the top about 1/2 inch deep.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
7. Allow bread to sit for 5 minutes than remove to cooling rack.
Fat: 7 g
Carbs: 6 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 6 g
Each slice gives you 6 grams of protein with only 4 net carbs. Enjoy it with your favorite spread or just like it is to soak up the green beer!
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