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whole Irish soda bread on round cooling rack with green and white kitchen cloth

Rich Low FODMAP Irish Soda Bread

This version of Rich Low FODMAP Irish Soda Bread has the addition of butter. We also have a more classic, leaner version for you to try. Just search Low FODMAP Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread.

Course: bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Irish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Makes: 10 servings
Calories: 194 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • Scant 2/3 cup (165 ml) lactose-free whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 2/3 cups (471 g) low FODMAP gluten-free all-purpose flour, such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder; use gluten-free if following a gluten-free diet
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (83 g) raisins
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature, well beaten
  • ¼ cup (57 g) unsalted butter, melted


  1. Position rack in middle of oven. Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C. Line a rimmed baking sheet pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Combine the milk and lemon juice and allow to sit for 5 minutes until thickened.
  3. Whisk together the flour, sugar, caraway seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt to aerate and combine in a mixing bowl. Toss in the raisins.
  4. Stir in the egg with a large silicone spatula then start dribbling in the soured milk and melted butter. Keep stirring until the dough comes together, making sure there are no pockets of flour left behind.
  5. Scrape dough into a large round pile onto the prepared pan. Dampen hands and shape it into a flat round, about 6 to 7-inches (15 cm to 17 cm) across. Use a serrated bladed knife to slash the loaf in a deep crisscross on top of the loaf, extending to the edges.
  6. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until the loaf is lightly browned and sounds hollow when you tap the bottom. Cool pan on rack for 5 minutes, then transfer loaf directly to rack to cool further. Irish soda bread can be served warm or at room temperature and is best served the day it is made.


  • This version of Irish Soda Bread, containing butter, is richer and therefore also lasts a bit longer than our classic version. Choose this one if you need to make a day ahead.
Nutrition Facts
Rich Low FODMAP Irish Soda Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.