No St Patrick’s Day would be complete without a warm, homemade loaf of Irish soda bread. This vegan Irish soda bread recipe gets a healthy boost with flax, white whole wheat flour, and an extra helping of dried currants, which are a tasty source of antioxidants. Happy vegan St Paddy’s Day baking!
Vegan Irish Soda Bread
Makes 1 loaf
- 2 tablespoons ground flax
- 6 tablespoons water
- 3/4 cup plain soymilk
- Scant 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1-1/2 tablespoons vegan margarine
- 3/4 cup dried currants
- 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and grease a loaf pan.
- In a small cup, stir together flax and water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine the soy milk and vinegar. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in the vegan margarine.
- Add flax mixture to the soymilk mixture and whisk together. Add soymilk mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
- Stir in currants and caraway seeds and transfer to the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes then invert onto a wire rack or cutting board. Serve warm.