This Keto Irish Soda Bread is amazing in texture and is nut free, low carb, grain free and gluten free bread recipe! Just 5 grams of net carbs per serving!
Keto Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Traditional Irish Soda bread got it's name because it's a simple quick bread that doesn't need yeast to make the bread rise like traditional bread and instead uses baking soda in the recipe for leavening.
If you love to celebrate for St. Paddy's Day but are on a keto or low carb diet and wonder how you can adapt, I have got the best low-carb version of Irish Soda Bread around!
Here's the thing about making a nut free, grain free Keto Irish soda bread: It will not be identical to traditional, but it will still be a delicious bread. If you can get passed the fact it will be different in texture, you will love this recipe.
But the big deal about having a child with tree nut allergies is, I can't use low carb flours like almond flour. If you prefer an almond flour Irish soda bread I am sure there are plenty available recipes online, but very few are like what I am share often, nut free bread recipes. I use sunflower seed flour instead. Problem with that?
If I were to use a leavening agent like baking soda with sunflower seed flour, it will turn my bread green because of the natural chlorophyll in the seeds. That would certainly be unappetizing. I could have tried coconut flour as well but it is quite dense and requires lots of eggs and liquids.
As I'm writing this post this morning a few days before I will actually post, it is my daughters birthday. She is 12. I am in shock. Where has my baby girl gone? No more with princesses and dolls, onto One Direction and texting on an iPod. I'm totally not ready for what this year will bring as we ease into her teen years.
But I try each day to remember we all grow up. Whether I like change or not, it is inevitable and I need to relax. How does one relax when you're that Type A kind of personality?
One who has schedules, sticks to them, manages a house of 6 and is always kind of uptight. I'm not ashamed to say it, I just am. I wish I wasn't. My hubby thank God is the more relaxed one. He's the go with the flow kind of man. He balances me out and I need him for sure.
So as we venture into unknown territory with our not so little girl anymore, we hope and pray these years won't be as hard as so many parents who have gone before us have graciously shared their horror stories.
When a child is difficult and trying it can certainly cause the peace in the home to be evaporated and energy as a parent is quite honestly, zapped.
Just like trying a recipe multiple times with failures. Energy might be zapped, but determination is on fire like a race car at the starting line. It fuels me when I fail.
Luckily for this low carb bread recipe today, I had success right out of the gate!
As I continue to be determined in making low-carb recipes that are sugar free and gluten-free and many that are also a keto-friendly recipe, I will continue to have grace towards my pre-teen daughter. I am determined to be grateful for this precious child God has given us and thank God for her every day no matter what the future brings!
Tools to make Low Carb Irish Soda Bread
Cast iron skillet- The one I used is 8 inches. It makes for a perfect round loaf. You can use this cast iron skillet for a bunch of other keto recipes like my Deep Dish Cauliflower Pizza and my Keto Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Pie.
Food Processor- This works wonderfully to chop nuts and seeds finely, making this nut free keto bread perfect in texture with little effort on your part.
How to Make Keto Sugar Free Irish Soda Bread
To see the exact measurements, print this recipe and view the nutritional information, scroll to the bottom of this blog post to view the recipe card.
sunflower seeds raw, unsalted
Swerve sweetener granulated
butter cold unsalted (coconut oil could also be used to make this a paleo bread)
unsweetened coconut milk ( you could also swap with almond milk if no nut allergies)
optional; raisins or currants
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grind the sunflower seeds in a food processor.
Add the dry ingredients- flaxseed, coconut flour, swerve, baking powder (or soda) and salt.
Pulse in the butter.
Add remaining wet ingredients, except raisins.
Remove dough and transfer to a large bowl.
Mix in optional raisins or currants.
Wet hands to form shape and place in a greased cast iron skillet.
With a sharp knife, score an x in the middle top of the bread and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Reduce the temperature to 325 and bake another 5-10 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Slice after the bread cool.
How to Store
Place leftovers in an airtight container and store in the fridge for 7 days.
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Keto Irish Soda Bread
Keto Irish Soda Bread (Low Carb, Sugar-Free, Gluten Free)
- 2 cups sunflower seeds raw, unsalted
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- ¼ cup Swerve sweetener granulated
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter cold unsalted
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk
- ¼ cup raisins or currants
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grind the sunflower seeds in a food processor.
- Add the flaxseed, coconut flour, swerve, baking powder (or soda) and salt.
- Pulse in the butter.
- Add remaining ingredients, except raisins.
- Remove dough and transfer to a bowl.
- Mix in raisins or currants.
- Wet hands to form shape and place in a greased cast iron skillet.
- Score an x in the middle and bake 30 minutes.
- Reduce the temperature to 325 and bake another 5-10 minutes or until golden on top.
- Allow to cool before slicing.
- If you don't have nut allergies like our family, try using the same amount of almond flour in place of the sunflower seeds. Also replace the baking powder with baking soda. Please come back and let me know if you made those substitutions and how they turned out.
I won't make this because of the artificial sweetener you call for. There is no such thing as a safe artificial sweetener.
Are the total carbs listed in the recipe with or without the raisins? I need to know this for carb counting for medical purposes.
Raisins are optional so they are not included in the nutritional information.
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I've made this recipe several times and turns out really good each time. I used almond flour and unsweetened almond milk each time instead of coconut milk and sunflower seeds. The trick is to remember to follow baking time to the tee.
Thanks and did you use the same amount as sesame?
I MADE THE IRISH SODA BREAD TODAY 3-18-20. IT IS DELISH, EASY TO PREPARE AND FUN! MY ONE QUESTION IS ABOUT STORING IT. SHOULD IT BE IN THE FRIG OR NOT? I DID USE THE BAKING POWDER BUT I REALLY LIKED THE IDEA OF THE SUNFLOWER SEEDS SO I USED THOSE INSTEAD OF THE ALMOND FLOUR. THE TEXTURE WAS VERY NICE AND FLAVOR PLEASING. I WILL DEFINITELY DO THIS AGAIN. MY PLAN FOR TOMORROW IS TO SLICE THE BREAD, SPREAD IT WITH SPICY MUSTARD AND GRILLED CHICKEN SLICES. IT WILL BE TOPPED WITH ROMAINE LETTUCE AND FRESH SPROUTS. I ALWAYS HAVE AVOCADO ON MY PLATE WITH GREEN JALAPENO STUFFED OLIVES . THANKS FOR SHARING THIS RECIPE. I SEE MANY POSSIBILITIES IN ITS FUTURE.
So glad you liked it!
Thank you for a nut free soda bread! I'm looking forward to trying! What would you recommend as a substitute for the Swerve ( doesn't agree with my belly)? Would coconut sugar work?
Yes that would work though that will increase your carbs because it is a sugar and not sugar free.
Made this with almond flour this week and my non keto non low sugar husband ate the whole thing. You have a winner with this recipe.
I made this bread today using 2 cups almond flour and baking soda instead of baking powder. I was delighted at how good it was. Wanted to test it out before ST. Patrick's Day. Will make it again.
Thank you for sharing your changes!Did you use 2 cups almond flour or more needed?
2 cups was enough.
Hi made this today. I used almond flour,added 4 tbs butter,golden flax,buttermilk. I don’t like raisins so I didn’t add those.
This was delicious! Thank you