Irish Soda Bread

Katie's Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread

This recipe is delicious naturally Gluten-Free with no fake flour or funny gums necessary. All natural ingredients and so easy to make. The addition of Brazil nuts can make this recipe rich in Selenium, an essential mineral for supporting healthy thyroid function.
Keyword Easy, gluten free, hashimoto, Irish, natural, salenium, Wholegrain
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes


  • 375 g Naturally Gluten-free Oats
  • 80 g Brasil Nuts optional + Salenium for Thyroid function
  • 400 ml Milk whole or low fat all options work
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil or sunflower oil
  • 3 tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees celcius.
  • Mix the Milk, Vinegar and olive oil together in a large Glass or jug.
  • Put 200g of the oats into your blender and blitz for 30 seconds to make into a rough flour.
  • Optional: Add the brasil nuts if using, and blitz again for another 30 seconds to make into rough flour.
  • Add the remaining 175g of oats, salt and sugar to the blender and mix gently.
  • Add the milk oil and vingar mixture and mix on a low setting just until forms a nice wet dough.
  • Prepare a loaf tine by lining with baking paper. Pour the dough into the tin, and spinkle a handful of oast ontop for decoration and texture.
  • Bake the loaf for 50 mins at 175 degrees celcius, oven times may vary, but the loaf should by nice and golden brown and make a hollow sound when you tap the base of the tin, if in doubt leave it to bake for an extra 5 or 10 mins, as the gluten free dough can be a little on the wet side so can withstand and extra few minutes in the oven. Just keep an eye on it so the crust doesn't burn.
  • Remove from the oven, and let it rest for 1 minute in the tin. Then remove from the tin, take off the baking paper and let it cool on a cooling rack for at least 20 minutes before slicing.


This recipe is the result of a long search for a delicious, healthy, Naturally Gluten free Bread for my son. He was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. The addition of Brazil nuts to this bread ass a healthy dose of Selenium. This mineral is crucial to a healthy Thyroid function and many Hashimoto's patients are very low in this essential mineral.
But don't just take my word for it. Google Hashimoto Selenium Thyroid and look at all the wonderful research there is out there on the subject.