Close up of a mini Irish Soda Bread on a wire rack

Mini Irish Soda Bread

Mini Irish Soda Bread
Course Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 mini loaves
Author Living Vegan Staff


  • 1 1/2 c All Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 c Vegan Margarine very cold & cut into pieces
  • 1/2 c Non Dairy Milk I used Almond Milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp Vinegar I used apple cider vinegar, but white also works


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees & line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a measuring cup, add the almond milk and vinegar. Allow to sit while preparing the rest of the ingredients. The vinegar "sours" the milk creating a vegan version of buttermilk.
  • Add the all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt to a large bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Using a pastry blender (or a fork) cut the very cold vegan margarine into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add "buttermilk" mixture and incorporate just until combined. If you live in a very dry climate (as I do), you may need just a smidge more almond milk for it to come together. Go easy, it doesn't take much. You want to work the dough as little as possible at this point.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and just bring the dough together. Using a sharp knife, divide into four equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a smooth ball and using that sharp knife, slice into the dough in either direction creating the cross marks.
  • Bake for about 22-30 minutes (depends on your oven) keeping a close eye. The edges will just start to get golden. You can also use a toothpick to be sure it comes out clean. Do not over bake.
  • Allow to cool and serve with vegan margarine.